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Decoding Earth's Energy Efficiency: 24 Datapoints Unveiling the Secret Language of Soil Moisture

Durably elevates your crops yielding by 60 percent — Achieve the desirable Water Use Efficiency (WUE) through 24 insightful datapoints.
The Soil Moisture level is critical to the energy efficiency in irrigations, especially in terms of water use efficiency (WUE)

Soil Moisture Management in Modern Agriculture

Maintaining optimal soil moisture levels is crucial for modern agriculture, serving as a cornerstone for sustainable crop production and food security. Adequate soil moisture levels are vital for seed germination, root development, nutrient uptake, and overall plant health. Efficient water management not only conserves this precious resource but also minimises energy consumption, contributing to environmental sustainability.

  • Water Use Efficiency: Proper soil moisture management enhances water use efficiency by reducing wastage through precise runoff and evaporation, thereby maximising the effectiveness of irrigation systems.

  • Energy Conservation: Optimal soil moisture minimise energy required for irrigation, reducing the carbon footprint associated with water pumping and distribution.

  • Enhanced Crop Yields: Maintaining consistent soil moisture promotes robust plant growth, leading to increased crop yields and improved harvest quality. WUE initiative has demonstrated that efficient water usage has significant improvement during the summar fallow, resulting up to 60% of increases in grain yields.

  • Resilience to Climate Change: Adequate soil moisture helps crops withstand periods of drought or excess rainfall, enhancing their resilience to climate variability and extremes.

  • Soil Health: Balanced soil moisture levels support microbial activity and nutrient cycling, fostering soil fertility and long-term agricultural productivity.

Challenge of Decoding the Soil Moisture

A Study revealed that at 70% soil moisture depletion, crops generally exhibited the highest water use efficiency (WUE), resulting in a superior grain yields compared to lower depletion levels of 30% and 50%. This suggests that optimising soil moisture levels can significantly enhance crop yield by maximising water use efficiency.

The optimal soil moisture depletion is challenging to obtain, especially in the existence of spatial variability within the fields

However, like reading the language of the Earth, understanding this optimal level and being able to achieve your desired soil moisture level is challenging among agricultural practices due to the complex nature of soil-water interactions and the spatial variability of moisture levels within fields. Several factors contribute to this challenge:

  • Spatial Variability: Soil moisture levels can vary widely across a single field due to differences in soil type, texture, structure, and topography. Traditional point measurements may not capture this variability adequately, leading to inaccuracies in moisture assessments.

  • Depth Variability: Soil moisture varies with depth, and different crops have varying root depths. Therefore, measuring moisture at a single depth may not provide a comprehensive understanding of the plant's water availability, leading to suboptimal irrigation decisions.

  • Sensor Calibration: Soil moisture sensors require accurate calibration to provide reliable measurements. Factors such as soil type, temperature, and salinity can affect sensor performance, necessitating frequent recalibration to maintain accuracy.

  • Installation and Maintenance: Improper sensor installation or maintenance can introduce errors in moisture measurements. Sensors must be installed at the appropriate depth and orientation and regularly checked for drift or damage to ensure reliable data collection.

  • Influence of Soil Properties: Soil properties such as organic matter content, compaction, and porosity influence water retention and movement within the soil profile, making it challenging to generalise moisture measurements across different soil types.

Your first step and only step to Soil Moisture Monitoring: Ellenex 24 data point soil moisture sensors

At Ellenex, we believe that sensors and measurement systems are the most important parts of any process system and production line.   Backed by more than 25 years of experience in this area and recent developments in IoT (Internet of Things) networks, we designed and manufacture one of the widest ranges of end-to-end industrial LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) for mass IoT applications.   Our new range of products opens up new opportunities for industries to implement the industrial internet of things (IIoT) in their production plants and service system easily with the lowest cost and minimum integration, focused especially on large industries such as Agriculture and Farming, enabling real-time monitoring!

As an leading designer, manufacturer and solution provider in the IoT industry, Ellenex recognise these challenges in accurately and reliably measure the soil moisture levels across your vast field of farms. Innovatively and effectively, we pioneer the advanced sensor developments that specialises to improve your energy efficiency in agricultural irrigation.

Our 24 data point soil moisture sensor is dedicated to measure the volumetric water content in the soil. The term "24-point" suggests a sensor with 24 individual sensing points or probes distributed throughout a specified area of soil. This could enable more detailed and accurate monitoring of moisture levels at different depths or locations within the soil profile.

Lorawan and nb iot soil moisture for better energy efficiency

Understanding these data points is like reading the language of the Earth. Each point tells a story of soil health, plant vitality, and water management. As we delve into the intricacies of soil moisture, we pave the way for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. Let's harness the power of data to nurture our Earth!

  • High Precision: With 24 individual sensing points, the sensor provides a detailed and precise understanding of moisture distribution in the soil, allowing for more accurate irrigation management.

  • Improved Crop Yield: By closely monitoring soil moisture levels at multiple points, farmers can optimise irrigation schedules, ensuring that crops receive the right amount of water at the right time. This precision can lead to increased crop yields.

  • Water Conservation: The detailed data provided by the sensor allows for better water management, minimising over-irrigation and reducing water wastage. This is crucial for sustainable and water-efficient farming practices.

  • Resource Efficiency: The ability to monitor soil moisture in real-time and make data-driven decisions enhances overall resource efficiency, including water and energy usage.

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: The sensor provides near real-time data, enabling farmers to make informed decisions about irrigation, crop management, and other farming practices.

  • Wireless Connectivity: Many advanced soil moisture sensors come with wireless connectivity options, allowing farmers to monitor and control irrigation systems remotely. This can save time and effort while improving efficiency.

  • Easy Installation and Maintenance: User-friendly design makes installation and maintenance of the sensor straightforward, reducing downtime and ensuring that farmers can focus on their crops rather than dealing with complex technology.

  • Integration with Farm Management Systems: Many advanced sensors can be integrated with farm management software, providing a comprehensive view of soil health and moisture levels alongside other relevant data. This integration enhances overall farm management practices.

  • Adaptability: These sensors can be adapted to various soil types and agricultural practices, making them versatile tools for a wide range of farming scenarios.

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