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WaterScout SM 100 Soil Moisture Sensors and FieldScout Soil Sensor Reader

  • WaterScout SM 100 Sensor shown with the WatchDog Irrigation station
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  • SpecWare Pro showing data from two WaterScout SM 100 Sensors buried at different depths
  • WaterScout SM 100 shown with the FieldScout Soil Sensor Reader
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  • WaterScout SM 100
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Price :
USD$537.14 (inc GST) USD$488.31 (exc GST)
SKU : JM-6460
Brand :
Cole-Palmer
Weight :
2.00 KGS
Availability :
Usually ships within 4-6 Weeks
Shipping :
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

WaterScout SM 100 Soil Moisture Sensor 

The key is knowing both when and how much to water!

comes with a 6 Ft (183cm) sensor 

Maintaining a healthy soil moisture and water balance is essential for producing high quality plants. Under-watered plants suffer from nutrient deficiencies, stunting and wilting. Conversely, over-watered plants are more susceptible to disease pressure and less tolerant of dry conditions later on in their life cycle. Extreme over-watering will suffocate the plant and lead to root death.

  • Measures Volumetric Water Content (VWC) of soil
  • Capacitance-type sensor responds immediately to changes in soil moisture content for better irrigation decisions
  • Calibrated for mineral soils or soilless media
  • Installs easily into 3/4 in (1.9 cm) hole
  • Install permanently or use to take spot measurements
  • Can be read with the FieldScout® Soil Sensor Reader (Item 6466) or WatchDog® 2000 and 1000 Series Stations
  • Connect up to 8 sensors to one station Not compatible with 400/200 loggers. WatchDog Stations sold prior to 2009 must be upgraded. (call for support)

See our Soil Moisture Sensors in action in this video from AgWeb.com - Click here for the video.
The product feature begins at 13:30 of the video. In episode 12 of Corn College TV season 2, head to the field with Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer. She shows how her crew is using a technology from Spectrum Technologies to monitor irrigation efficiency.  

 

Specifications 

Standard Interface: WatchDog weather station, FieldScout soil moisture reader

Range: 0% VWC to saturation

Power Requirements: 3 to 5V @ 6 to 10 mA

Output: Analog voltage 0.5 - 1.5V for a 3V excitation (ratiometric for other excitation voltages)

Resolution: 0.1% VWC

Cable Length: 6 ft (1.8 m) and 20 ft (6 m) standard, extendable up to 50 ft (15 m)

Accuracy: 3% VWC @ EC < 8 mS/cm

Sensing Area: 2.4 in (6 cm) x 0.8 in (2 cm)

FieldScout Soil Sensor Reader

  • Spot-check WaterScout SM 100 sensors in the field
  • Also reads Watermark sensors (requires separate adapter)
  • Includes soft-sided case (also available separately)
  • Item 7500 will also fit the WatchDog 1000/2000 Series Data Shuttle (item 3679WD), LightScout Red/Far-Red Meter (item 3412), LightScout Quantum Light Meters (four models) and the LightScout External Light Sensor Reader (item 3415FX)

Optional Add-Ons

This items are optional, please contact us if you require any of them or want to know more 

  • WaterScout SM 100 Sensor 20 Ft (6 meters)    #6460-20
  • Watermark Adapter for FieldScout Soil Sensor Reader  #6450FSADPT
  • FieldScout Soft-Sided Carrying Case  #7500 

Product Videos

How to Install the WaterScout SM 100 Soil Moisture Sensor ()
  • How to Install the WaterScout SM 100 Soil Moisture Sensor

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