Using capacitance probes for irrigation scheduling


Soil moisture measurement indicates the water stress that a crop may be undergoing to irrigation managers.

Volumetric measurements using capacitance probes have become popular as they tell managers the volume of water required to refill the soil profile (deficit) in an irrigation event.

They are also able to provide information on rooting depth, saturation, full point, drainage and onset of stress.

This Primefact addresses the in-field and agronomic issues related to capacitance probes.

Topics include:

  • Continuously logged capacitance probe
  • Manually logged capacitance probe


Primefact 1365 First Edition

Published: Jul 2015