Sentek's technology records soil water and salinity data at multiple depths in the soil profile through the use of Capacitance Technology. The high resolution data displayed in Sentek's powerful IrriMAX software gives valuable information and insight into water and solute movement and plant water uptake, under ever-changing soil, growth and weather conditions.
Based around the same core sensing technology, Sentek provides a range of solutions, tailored to meet different markets.
The Power of Soil Water Dynamics
With Sentek products the user receives much more than simple soil water data. Sentek technology has revolutionised the way in which soil water is viewed and managed through a profile, by unlocking the secrets of soil water dynamics. Different crop water uptake patterns reveal key information about site-specific soil-water conditions at any given time, allowing users to clearly visualise what is happening beneath the ground surface.
Soil water data from multiple depths, displayed alongside key weather, irrigation and salinity data in Sentek’s IrriMAX software, clearly show:
- the effectiveness and depth of infiltration of rainfall and irrigation
- active depth of root zone at different times of the growing season
- amount of water uptake and evapotranspiration from different parts of the root zone
- deep drainage
- fluctuating water tables
The sum of moisture within the entire plant root zone can show:
- dynamics of crop water uptake patterns
- water logging stress
- plant drought stress
- critical moisture and management thresholds
- soil water storage