Jun 22, 2016
Semios special offer provides free soil moisture monitoring

Semios, provider of real-time agricultural information for precision farming, now offers two years of free soil moisture monitoring for their customers to optimize irrigation efficiencies, improving crop quality and yield, the company said.

SemiosLogoSemios has more than 200 customers and 50,000+ sensors reporting every 10 minutes, according to the company.

Integrated into the the Semios network, the Soil Moisture module includes Time Domain Transmissometry (TDT) sensors that measure temperature (+/- 0.1 F), eletroconductivity (EC) and water content (+/- 1%). The sensor stations include water probes at depths of 1′ and 3′. The data from the sensors is relayed wirelessly every 10 minutes through the Semios network to the grower’s computer and/or mobile phone through Semios applications.

The Semios Soil Moisture Module is part of a custom designed controller and sensor network that gives fruit farmers remote access to conditions in the field 24/7. The Soil Moisture Module conserves water and fertilizers by ensuring irrigation flows do not continue beyond the root zone and that crops do not suffer from a deficit of water, Semios said. Other modules offered by Semios include Pest Management (e.g. Navel Orangeworm monitor and control), Chilling Hours, Frost Management and Disease Control.

Semios will deliver, install and service the soil moisture solution demo stations to its customers for two years at no additional charge. Modules have video tutorials and Semios customer support is available 24/7.


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