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Soil Moisture Monitoring 2018-06-22T01:22:43+00:00

Soil Moisture Monitoring

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Wildeye is an affordable, accurate & dependable soil moisture monitoring solution for irrigation management.

Remotely monitor from your desktop, tablet or mobile device all the most popular brands of soil moisture sensors including water content sensors, tensiometers, watermarks as well as irrigation line pressure.

With tens of thousands of Wildeyes deployed into California, Australia and New Zealand – farmers, irrigators, PCAs, agronomists and dealers keep better track of what’s happening on the farm and put more science into their decision making.

The Wildeye suite of products range from simple mobile battery powered packages for shallow rooted crops through to full real-time telemetry packages for large multi-level profile probes in mature trees.

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Benefits of Soil Moisture Monitoring:

  • See how much water actually makes it to the root zone
  • Saves pumping and fertilizer costs while ensuring optimum crop production
  • Prevent over unnecessary over-irrigation
  • Set clear irrigation start targets based on moisture – monitor they are being met
  • Set alerts for low line pressure – adjust irrigation schedules and check run times
  • Check your irrigators performance
  • Ensure sufficient deep water prior to harvest
  • Prevent needless irrigation on saturated soil
  • Understand how the soil type variation affects your crops at different locations

The Wildeye Advantage

  • Packages tailored to short-term crops or permanent crops
  • Packages that include volumetric water content or tension sensors
  • Sensor options include installation sensors that don’t require a soil slurry for installation
  • Packages that work out of the box – just press one button to start
  • Attaches to any soil moisture probe or sensor – purchase new or retrofit existing
  • Simple, affordable and scalable
  • Expandable for weather, tank or level monitors

Features and Benefits

Software and Hardware

  • Web-based
  • No software installation needed
  • Push one button to start
  • Automatic updates – daily, weekly, monthly e-mail graphs
  • Alerts to SMS text and e-mail
  • Battery powered models – up to 5-year battery life
  • Waterproof – survives submersion
  • Optional solar power
  • Tough and compact
  • Uses M12 connectors – pinned, polarized, waterproof and easy to connect
  • Easy to move
  • Expandable – connect multiple devices on single Wildeye
  • Tens of thousands of units at work around the world

Communication Options

  • Reliable Cellular – works where your phone works

Additional Tools

  • Leak detection
  • Automatic grouping of graphs, email and SMS alerts

Supports Industry Standard Sensors:

  • Decagon
  • Enviropro
  • Watermark
  • Sentek
  • Aquacheck
  • HSTI

Retrofit of In-Field Products

Wildeye is an excellent solution for equipment already installed in the field – you don’t need to start from scratch. Integrate products you already have using our hardware to create an easy, workable, cost-effective answer.

Popular Soil Monitoring Packages

SOIL MOISTURE PACKAGE 1: UP TO 3 FEET DEPTH

 1, 2 or 3 Soil Moisture Probes for Root Depth up to 3 feet with Irrigation Monitoring. Expandable.

  • Ideal for row-crops with short rotations requiring monitoring.
  • Sensors can be placed at flexible depths directly in soil. Easy to install; doesn’t require a slurry like some other probes types.
  • Sensors read valid data immediately after installation; no need to wait for a dry-down of a slurry.
  • Monitor dripline irrigation with optional pressure gauge or sprinkler with optional rain gauge.
  • Sensors can be upgraded to sense fertilizer application and soil temperature.
  • Ability to add additional sensors as required including weather, flow, filter and pump.

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SOIL MOISTURE PACKAGE 2: PROBE READY DEALER PACKAGE

Designed for dealers to attach preferred probes, with irrigation monitoring. Expandable.

  • Compatible with most third-party profile probes.
  • Choose solar or long-life battery option depending on probe power consumption.
  • Use Wildeye solar panel option or other preferred 12V panel. Wildeye 3W panel sufficient for 15 min real-time monitoring.
  • Monitor dripline irrigation with optional pressure gauge, or flood irrigation with optional sensor.
  • Incredible simplicity, reliability and price – designed to expand your coverage to 1000s of stations
  • Keep adding additional sensors as required including weather, flow, filter and pump sensors.
 

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SOIL MOISTURE PACKAGE 3: PROFILE PROBE BUNDLED

Soil Moisture Probes for Permanent Crops up to 60”, with Irrigation Monitoring. Expandable.

  •  Well suited to permanent crops and deeper roots.
  • Volumetric Water Content Sensor located every 4′ along the probe for high resolution.
  • Choose probe lengths of 16”, 32”, 48” and 64” to get below the root zone to monitor over-watering.
  • Monitor dripline irrigation with optional pressure gauge, or sprinkler with optional rain gauge.
  • Sensors can optionally be upgraded to sense fertilizer application and soil temperature.
  • Keep adding additional sensors as required including weather, flow, filter & pump sensors.

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SOIL MOISTURE PACKAGE 4: WATERMARK PACKAGE

Up to 12 Watermark sensors for root depth up to 36’’, with irrigation monitoring. Expandable.

  • Sensors can be placed at flexible depths and patterns.
  • Designed to get Watermark sensors online quickly and easily.
  • Watermark sensors not supplied with package; designed to retrofit to sensors.
  • Monitor dripline irrigation with optional pressure gauge, or flood with optional level sensor.
  • Optionally set alerts on high tension (dry soil) thresholds.
  • Keep adding additional sensors as required including weather, flow, filter and pump sensors.

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