Aquaflex is a key irrigation tool which measures two primary variables that control plant growth:
In the shoulders of the growing season soil temperature is the main limiting factor to growth. In the peak of the season the soil moisture becomes a dominant force to the health of the plant. It is important to keep the soil dry enough so it can be warmed easily and yet provide adequate water for maximising plant production.
The Aquaflex soil moisture sensor enables you to balance the soil moisture and soil temperature to minimise the time until the soil temperature increases to the point where pasture growth rate increases. At the same time the soil must not be so dry as to limit growth – a delicate balancing act only possible with the correct data.
Over watering wastes water, energy and soluble nutrients – all of which you are paying for.
Optimise Plant Production
Plant production can be improved by allowing soil temperatures to increase before watering but also limit over-watering.
Instigating a soil moisture monitoring system will help you prove your environmental management systems are robust.
Assist with difficult Irrigation Management Decisions
Without accurate soil moisture data is almost impossible to determine how far behind you are and what the best course of action may be.