Healthy soil moisture sensor market forecasted during 2015-2025
The agricultural applications of the soil moisture sensor market is a major driving factor in the market. Increased adoption of modern agricultural practices is boosting the soil moisture sensor market. The use of soil moisture sensors in agricultural lands has improved the farm’s productivity and there has been a reduction in water consumption by farms. The soil moisture sensors help to avoid over-irrigation problems.
Author: Ankush Nikam (Team Lead at Future Market Insights)
Soil is a vital natural resource, it has been unheeded in the past and which led to disastrous results. For Instance, The dust bowl of North America in 1930. Now the role of soil health in our environment is taken more seriously. There has been a huge transformation in the ways of soil monitoring. In earlier days it was going out taking samples and comparison with existing knowledge of soil information but now once place the soil moisture sensor then sit back and relax it will do all the work and give you the volumetric water content in percent.
The Soil Moisture Sensor measures the volumetric water content of soil. This makes soil moisture sensor ideal for experiments in courses such as agricultural science, horticulture, biology, botany, soil science, and environmental science. The water content of the soil is measured using the principle of capacitance. The soil moisture sensors are very easy to use and they provide readings of volumetric water content in percent.
Drivers, Restraints and Trends
The agricultural applications of the soil moisture sensor market are a major driving factor of the market. Increased adoption of modern agricultural practices is boosting the soil moisture sensor market. The use of soil moisture sensors in agricultural lands has improved the farm’s productivity and there has been a reduction in water consumption by farms. Sensors help to avoid over- and under-irrigation problems.
The scope of soil moisture sensor is increasing day by day, the use of soil moisture sensors in residential areas is aiding the soil moisture sensor market. This helps residential society to maintain green lawns and also helps builders to get an idea of water content in the soil which helps him lay the foundation for construction accordingly.
Soil moisture market is now backed by the sports segment, which has resulted in increased demand for soil moisture sensors to maintain the grounds. For instance, soil moisture sensors are used to maintain golf turfs the rise in such practice will be an addition to the market of soil moisture sensors.
Research Studies is among another factor driving the soil moisture market. Rising awareness among government agencies will help in the expansion and strengthening of the soil moisture market. Increase in the number of agricultural research projects.
Sensoterra is a global leader in smart farming technology, providing wireless soil moisture sensors to all types of growers. The incredible spreadability of over 5,000 sensors around the world is possible due to IoT technology, established by LoRa connectivity. Sensoterra was found in 2014, based in Amsterdam with projects in agriculture, horticulture, nature restorations, and smart cities.
Caroline is a Soil Data Manager at Sensoterra. Previously, she worked as a laboratory analyst, responsible for data analysis of roots and soil, identifying pesticide contamination and plant accumulation. Her background is in Environmental Science, with a Masters's degree in Water & Environment from Radboud University.Get in touch