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Onset launches new multi-depth soil moisture sensor

Onset’s wireless HOBOnet sensor measures soil moisture and temperature at multiple depths.

Onset announced the release of the new HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor. A wireless sensor that works with HOBOnet (Onset’s wireless mesh network system for remote monitoring over large areas), the HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil moisture and soil temperature at multiple depths with a single probe.

Measuring soil moisture along enture length of each probe

Featuring GroPoint’s TDT5 technology with antenna design, the HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil moisture along the entire length of each probe segment for the largest volume of influence per measurement section, which is to result in more accurate results.

A high frequency of pulses per measurement is to ensure precise, consistent soil moisture data. With the optional pilot rod and slide hammer tools, installation should be nearly effortless, even in hard soil.

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The HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil moisture and soil temperature at multiple depths with a single probe. - Photo: Onset
The HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil moisture and soil temperature at multiple depths with a single probe. - Photo: Onset

“The new HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor is a game-changer for soil monitoring,” said Richard Rodrigues, Onset product marketing manager. “It provides high-accuracy soil moisture measurements at multiple depths with GroPoint technology, which means users get the reliable data they need to determine when to irrigate and when to make adjustments.”

HOBOnet

HOBOnet is scalable solution for web-enabled monitoring of field conditions for applications such as crop management, research, and greenhouse operations. The new HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor can be linked to the HOBOnet system, and data can be accessed remotely through HOBOlink, Onset’s cloud-based software platform.

The HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor is available in three probe lengths, for measurements from 45 cm (18 in) to 90 cm (35 in) deep. Pricing starts at $ 690 USD.

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