Sentek soil moisture probes have proven compatible with most brands of controllers and data logging systems
Sentek Technologies advise the increased demand for soil moisture monitoring probes from Australian farmers is driving opportunities for irrigation specialists to add an ongoing consulting and data subscription service to their business.
Rural supply stores, agronomists and consultants are now able to support their rural producer clients with the complete insights needed to optimise irrigation decision making.
“We see the smart operators out there using the soil moisture probes with IrriMAX software as a bundled offering to support their advisory business.
This adds significant value to their client relationships, and positions them as trusted experts.” says Rob Stevens, Regional Sales Manager.
“Our IrriMAX software was developed in-house over many years, the Live version available on mobile devices makes it easy to quickly check soil water content, and adjust irrigation timing and rates”.
Sentek’s sensor technology records soil water and salinity data at multiple depths in the soil profile through the use of capacitance technology.
The high-resolution data then displayed in Sentek’s powerful IrriMAX™ software gives valuable information and insight into water and solute movement and plant water uptake.
With just a few hours training, new users can confidently set soil moisture thresholds and then identify and improve the effectiveness of irrigations.
“We offer extensive training and ongoing support to ensure new and existing dealers of Sentek Technologies are able to offer the best possible experience to their clients.”
“The training is held at the dealers’ business location with paddock installations done under local conditions.
“At Sentek we have a patented installation technique that does not disturb the soil profile which is also very fast.
“Sentek Drill and Drop probes’ no slurry installation gives growers instantly useable scientific quality soil moisture readings which is also hassle-free.” a Sentek Technologies expert went on to advise.
“We then work with the dealer and provide mentoring on data interpretation using Sentek’s IrriMAX software.
“This process continues through a series of online and face to face sessions.” the expert advisor added.
Sentek’s products cover a range of solutions that are customised for growers based on crop type and irrigation system.
Probes come in a range of lengths and telemetry units use a range of cellular technologies and battery power technologies including lithium-ion and solar recharge options.
For users already using other technologies, Sentek has designed their soil probes to be integration friendly, and can connect with a wide variety of irrigation controllers, weather stations and data logging systems.
It all starts with a quick call and blossoms into long-term back-up of consulting and data subscription service.
Call the Regional Manager of Sentek Rob Stevens on mobile: 0407 400 699, or drop an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Sentek Technologies website for more details at: sentektechnologies.com/