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  • Soil moisture monitoring station

    PureSense Environmental Inc. recently installed its soil moisture monitoring equipment at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The installation at Cal Poly is in a cauliflower seed project run by students of the university. The equipment allows students to view soil moisture data and learn how to make informed irrigation decisions based on the data they receive from the ...


  • Technika Introduces Digital Soil Moisture Pen

    Probe your soil (or similar material) with the simple-to-use Digital Soil Moisture Pen – LUPMS714. The pen has a large 1.25” digital display that enables highly accurate, high resolution readings. It also features a hold and min-max function, and indicates when the batteries need to be replaced. The Digital Soil Moisture Pen comes in a portable and durable water resistant ABS-plastic housing. ...


    By Sper Scientific

  • New Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor from Delta-T Devices – the SM150T

    The new SM150T Sensor is ideal for measuring moisture content and temperature in soils and substrates. It has a wide range of applications across science, horticulture and agriculture, and is a reliable and cost-effective sensor for system integrators, who appreciate its ease of installation and simple interface (0 – 1 V DC output). The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Giumarra Reedley activates PureSense Soil Moisture Monitoring Systems and realizes immediate benefits

    One month after installing PureSense to manage irrigation for 80 acres of stone fruit trees, Giumarra Reedley, a division of the Giumarra Companies, is seeing promising results. Since PureSense's Field Monitoring Stations were installed, the orchard's root zone is already at least 12 inches deeper and trees are showing 8 to 14 inches of unexpected new growth. "In past growing seasons, we have not ...


    By PureSense Inc.

  • Navigating the Data Frontier in Irrigated Agriculture

    The use of data in farm management is a hot topic in all areas of agriculture these days. Precision ag tools are leading to strategies such as variable rate seeding, geo-referenced yield monitoring, and many platforms for machinery management. Each of these systems is capable of generating a great deal of data. Data science applied to irrigation is no exception. As technologies such as connected ...


  • Element Blue partners with Ewing Irrigation to complete the Smarter Water Ecosystem

    Element Blue, the leading provider of IBM's Intelligent Operations for Water, today announced its partnership with Ewing Irrigation, an Arizona based wholesale distributor of water management solutions. The relationship will allow Element Blue to include Ewing ...


  • Decagon`s environmental stations allow for customized monitoring

    The ability to accurately measure environmental parameters on a local scale is becoming an increasing need worldwide, whether you’re a hydrologist, an environmental researcher, or even a farmer. It is evident now that the environmental conditions and forecasts for one location cannot always be extrapolated for nearby areas. Due to differences in terrain, elevation, and topography, a rain ...


    By METER Group, Inc.

  • Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Visits KISSS America

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will tour ...


  • UF/IFAS Extension provides Suwannee farmers with valuable water-saving tool

    During most of this last year, Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did—or didn’t—need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone, with updates every three hours. This information helped Starling determine when to turn on the irrigation system and when to skip a cycle. ...

  • Wind erosion risk mapped in first ever pan-European assessment

    Over 8% of land in Europe could be at moderate-to-high risk of wind-driven soil erosion, a new study has estimated. In the first assessment of its kind, the researchers produced maps which show wind erosion risk across 36 countries. This information could help guide actions to tackle land degradation. Soil erosion by wind is, to a certain extent, a natural process that has always played a role in ...

  • The realm of earthworms: NASA gets down to the nitty-gritty

    When you hear the word 'NASA,' do visions of rocket ships dance in your head? Well think again. From now on, it's 'earthworms.' That's right. Using space technology, NASA is now studying the realm of earthworms, millipedes, and springtails -- the soil beneath your feet -- with a project called OMEGA (Observing Microwave Emissions for Geophysical Applications). Why would an agency whose cosmic ...

  • ViroSoilTM Technology: a viable solution for land de-contamination from Virotec

    Virotec provides a range of uniquely tailored technologies for the treatment of contaminated water, industrial and municipal wastewater, solids and other environmental remediation applications. Central to Virotec’s technology solutions is a range of eighteen reagents with unique physical and chemical attributes, which remove dissolved phase metals, neutralise acidity and control odour. Virotec ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Arizona`s Desert Mountain Community Conserves Water with IBM Analytics

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Desert Mountain, an Arizona based golf and residential community, is using IBM analytics software to help the community reallocate and reduce water usage, save energy and cut operating costs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Satellite data instrumental in combating desertification

    With land degradation in dryland regions continuing to worsen, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification has agreed on scientist-recommended indicators for monitoring and assessing desertification that signatory countries must report on. The landmark agreement was reached after two weeks of negotiations involving hundreds of scientists and government ministers attending the Ninth Session of the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Satellites unlock secret to vanishing water

    A team of hydrologists led by Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., found that northern India's underground water supply is being pumped and consumed by human activities, such as irrigating cropland, and is draining aquifers faster than natural processes can replenish them. The results of this research were published today in Nature. The finding is based on data ...


  • Onset Announces Green Roof Monitoring System

    Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com), a leading supplier of data loggers and weather stations, today announced the HOBO® Green Roof Monitoring System, a research-grade system for measuring the performance of green roofs. Providing reliable performance in harsh rooftop conditions, the 15-channel system enables users to quickly and easily monitor green roof conditions, ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • We need a new metric for water scarcity in Africa

    The current metric for assessing water scarcity in Africa should be abandoned in favour of one tailored to local realities, argues Richard Taylor. Ensuring that people have access to safe and affordable water supplies will be a major challenge for many developing countries as populations grow and agriculture and industry expand over the coming decades. One of the greatest threats ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Small-scale solutions key to water security

    Small-scale water solutions are a key to increasing agricultural productivity in the face of climate change, says water expert David Molden. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning that climate change could halve crop yields in some African countries by 2020. The prediction has since become controversial, with even an ...


    By SciDev.Net

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