Probes and sensors in intensive crops-Precision agriculture- (VIII)

There are many factors that influence the amount of water that each plant needs, but the best way to control it is with sensors and humidity probes in crops of any variety.

Most important factors influencing irrigation

  • Root system: is the set of roots that a plant has. It influences the type of roots and their shape.
  • The crown of the plant : depending on the leaves and their size, it produces more perspiration and more water is lost.
  • The composition of the soil : from sandy, loamy, silty or clayey and all their mixtures.
Tipos de bulbos y sistema radicular-Control con Sondas y sensores en cultivos
Types of bulbs and root system from sandy loam, clay, loam and silty soil. Control with probes and sensors in crops

The sandy or stony layers, pockets of water, layers of clay, can also influence root development and therefore affect the absorption of the plant.

Sistema radicular- Control con sondas y sensores en cultivos
Root system according to terrain anomalies. 1-Land not removed by the plow. 2-Sandy or clayey areas. 3-Stony area. 4-Water bags.

Solutions to the problems of the type of terrain

As we can see in the graph above we can find different problems on the ground:

  • Compact layers that have not been plowed. They prevent the free development of the root system. In these cases, in order to solve it and prevent the development of the roots from being diminished, it is necessary to introduce plows with a larger subsoiler or de-compactor.
  • Layers of sand that excessively filter water or clay areas that do not allow filtering. We must adapt the crop to the terrain and control the humidity level with sensors.
  • Excessively stony subsoils that prevent the roots from delving freely. It is best to try to remove them with scarifying rakes.
  • Underground water pockets . This problem can be controlled with water release ditches or drains.

Solutions with sensors and probes in crops for humidity control

Plantae Sonda has solutions to measure in the subsoil all the humidity levels that may occur, regardless of the type of terrain and the type of root system that the crop has. It also adapts to all irrigation systems, as we have already commented in the articles dedicated to the different types of irrigation that we can find adapted to provide water to plantations.

  • The humidity of the subsoil at different depths and automatically to control irrigation in the different phases of production.
  • The conductive trend for salinity control.
  • Subsoil temperature that allows to know the root activity.

All without the need for cables or complicated installations and focused on optimizing irrigation and saving water.

Plantae agro control your crops with sensors and probes through graphics

Team of agricultural technicians and engineers at your disposal:

  • They facilitate the implementation of technology to the crop.
  • They are in charge of monitoring the readings.
  • They accompany the client in the use and management of sensors and probes in crops.
  • They advise on the use of resources and how to increase productivity, quality and saving water.
Gráfica de humedad captada por sondas en cultivos
Graph that selects the sensor
Gráfica de humedad
Graph of humidity captured from sensors and probes in crops.
Subsoil temperature
Subsoil temperature



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