Controlling Moisture Levels in Soils and Planting Media

This article discusses controlling moisture levels in soils and planting media. This document contains the following sections:

  • Fixed Setpoint, Open Loop, and Closed Loop Strategies
  • Sensor Selection
  • Electronic Tensiometers
  • Argus Moisture Probe
  • Load Cells (Weight Scales)
  • Gypsum Blocks
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, Neutron Probes, and others
  • Infrared Sensors
  • Leachate Meters
  • Which Method is Best?

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