Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensors
Watermetrics supplies the Tribus probe manufactured in South Africa, for agriculture and horticulture soil moisture, temperature and electroconductivity. The probes come in 500mm or 800mm lengths. They measure at 100mm intervals.
These readings are displayed on the graph and give extreme detail of how far a water application has penetrated and this information relates to various root zones of the plant.
To install the probes a hole is bored and then debris and stones removed with a reamer so we have a perfect fit for the probe without disturbing the surrounding soil. This is important as soil disturbance creates a softer place for the water to run through giving less accuracy.
The probes can be removed and replaced in a new location.
Longer probes for special requirements are available.