The soil temperature sensor is demanded by the horticultural sector to know the temperature at different depths in addition to other crops such as grass in the garden.
This new data will allow controlling the temperature in the soil and subsoil and comparing the data with the ambient temperature and other parameters.
Soil temperature sensor applications
- Temperature control on land at different depths.
- Know the temperature of the roots, which indicates the beginning of the root activity of the crop.
- Compare the data with room temperature and other parameters to make growth models.
- Identify the best time to start with nutritional and water intake.
Soil Temperature Sensor Technical Data
The temperature of the agricultural soil conditions the microbial processes that take place in the soil. Temperature also influences the absorption of nutrients, especially phosphorus, which is lower in cold soils.
Soil temperature is important because it influences:
- In biotic processes.
- In chemicals.
- For germination that is normally above 5ºC and that is measured in real time with the soil temperature sensor.
Each plant has its specific requirements.
The top layer of agricultural soil suffers the greatest temperature fluctuations. The temperature of the surface layer is transmitted upwards to the air, and downwards to lower layers of the soil and to the subsoil, damping rapidly especially downwards.
Water, an essential resource in plants, can be a scarce good on many occasions, so many crops depend on irrigation. A new study shows that the temperature of the soil influences the way in which the plant acquires this resource. According to scientists, if the soil temperature decreases, even with enough water to meet the demands of the plant, trees such as olive and almond trees have a harder time acquiring water resources.