Remote Soil Moisture Sensor

Remote Soil Moisture Sensor

Remote soil moisture measurement with multispectral free-space radar. The sensor is intended to be mounted on centre pivot irrigators (ideally variable rate irrigation (VRI) enabled) to measure soil moisture ahead of the wetting path of the irrigator; and to provide a real time data layer to inform irrigation depth.

Taking into account soil moisture variability with high spatial precision has great potential for irrigating farmers to reduce water use and electricity consumption associated with pumping, while mitigating nutrient leaching.

Development

Proof of concept / Early prototype

Availability

Available for licensing and/or co-development