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 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 measure 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 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 use of soil moisture sensor in areas other than research and development is the rising trend in the soil moisture market.
The agricultural applications of the soil moisture sensor market is 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. The soil moisture sensors help to avoid over irrigation problems.
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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 help residential society in maintain green lawns and also helps builders to get idea of water content in the soil which helps him lay the foundation for construction accordingly. Soil moisture market is now backed by sports segment, which has resulted in increased demand of 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 addition to the market of soil moisture sensors.
Weather Forecasters make use of soil moisture sensors which is another driving factor for the soil moisture sensor market. As soil moisture sensors are helpful in providing reading that is helpful in weather forecasting. Research Studies is among another factor driving the soil moisture market. Rising awareness among government agencies will help in expansion and strengthening of the soil moisture market. Increase in number of agricultural research projects. The restraint of the soil moisture sensor market is the lack of awareness among the farmers. As use of traditional farming practices is hindering the exponential growth of the soil moisture sensor market.
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Segmentation of Soil Moisture Sensor Market
The soil moisture sensor market is segmented on the basis of type, end user and region. Soil moisture sensor market segmentation on the basis of type is done into soil water potential sensors and volumetric soil moisture sensor. Further soil water potential sensors is sub segmented into tensiometer, gypsum block, and time domain reflectometry. On the basis of end user soil moisture sensor market is segmented as residential, ground care, construction, sports turf, research studies and weather forecasting. Soil moisture sensor market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa.
Some Key Players of Soil Moisture Sensor Market
These companies provide soil moisture sensors Decagon Devices, Inc, Acclima, Inc., The Toro Company, Stevens Water Monitoring System, Inc., Delta-T Devices Ltd., AquaCheck Pvt. Ltd., Irrometer Company,Inc. and Sentek Pvt Ltd.