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Soil-sensors: Background information


We have soil sensors buried in the ground at the levels indicated below.
Each level has a temperature probe and a moisture sensor.


Current Planting & Watering Guide

 Depth
in in 
   Moisture - cb          Temperature - °F   
MinMaxActualGrow conditionsActualMax Min
4455353
Irrigation desired
(26 - 61cb)
Too cold to plant
(33 - 50°F)
474744
12777
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Too cold to plant
(33 - 50°F)
495049
24000
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Too cold to plant
(33 - 50°F)
495048
3691010
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Minimum growth
(50 - 60°F)
515151

Explanation Soil condition


Water potential is commonly measured in units of bars (and centibars in the English system of measurement) or kilopascals (in metric units).
One bar is approximately equal to one atmosphere (14.7 lb/in 2 ) of pressure. One centibar is equal to one kilopascal.


Buttton text Explanation
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Saturated Soil. Occurs for a day or two after irrigation.
Adequate
(11 - 26cb)
Soil is adequately wet (except coarse sands which are drying out at this range)
Irrigation desired
(26 - 61cb)
Usual range to irrigate or water (except heavy clay soils).
Irrigate at the upper end of this range in cool humid climates and with higher water-holding capacity soils.
Irrigation needed
(61 - 101cb)
Usual range to irrigate heavy clay soils
Dangerous Dry
(101 - 240cb)
Soil is becoming dangerously dry for maximum production.

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