The sensors and software behind the soil intelligence
Our cloud platform crunches data from our soil sensors integrated with multiple layers, to provide the best insights on when, where and how much to irrigate and fertilize and the best crop protection plan to follow.
Each sensor collects moisture, temperature and electrical conductivity (EC) at multiple depths. Intervals of data measurement and transmission to the CropX cloud can be remotely configured and adjusted to each crop’s unique needs.
All of the data is geo-tagged based on GPS coordinates creating geospatial time series for all measured data.
Measurement of volumetric water content (VWC) values via ADR sensors. Moisture values are converted from electric impedance to VWC levels using a proprietary self-calibration method. Moisture values have an accuracy of +/- 1% across a range of 0-50% VWC.
Temperatures are measured with an accuracy of +/- 0.5°C (max) and an operating range of -10°C to +70°C.
Each unit also measures the internal temperature of the unit above ground, which can help with increasing the precision of weather data.
Electric Conductivity (EC):
Measurement in decisiemens/m, with an operating range of 0-5 decisiemens/m (bulk), representing the soil salinity level, which can be used to manage crop salinity regime.