Soil is considered as an important natural resource. A quick review to the past shows us that this natural source has been unheeded and that has resulted in disastrous repercussions. The best example could be of the dust bowl of North America in 1930. Now, the role of soil health in our surroundings is taken more seriously and sincerely. We can see that there has been a huge change in the methods of soil monitoring. Earlier, what used to happen, the samples used to be taken and they were compared with the existing knowledge of soil information.
But now due to improved technology, we have the soil moisture sensor that does all the work and provides the volumetric water content in percent. There is no need to go around for the samples and data. The soil moisture sensors are very easy as per their utilization is concerned. Moreover, they offer readings of volumetric water content in percent.
The Soil Moisture Sensor measures the volumetric water content of soil that is why it is considered ideal for the experiments in courses like agricultural science, horticulture, biology, botany, soil science and environmental science. The principle of capacitance is used to measure the water content of the soil. Other than research and development, the soil moisture sensors are also being used in other numerous areas which are the rising trend in the soil moisture market. The agricultural applications of the soil moisture sensors market and the adoption of modern agricultural techniques are driving the soil moisture sensors market to its peak.
The use of soil moisture sensors has been very beneficial in the agricultural lands. It has enhanced the farm’s productivity and the water consumption by farms has also come down. Moreover, the soil moisture sensors are helpful in avoiding over irrigation issues. The scope is also increasing day by day and the usage of soil moisture sensors in residential areas has gone up to a great level and that is supporting the soil moisture sensors market globally.
This is in turn helping the residential societies in maintaining their green lawns and the builders to get an image of the actual water content in the soil so that accordingly he can lay the foundation for the construction. It has also been observed that soil moisture market is now being supported by the sports sector, which has led to an increase in the demand of soil moisture sensors to maintain the grounds. For example, soil moisture sensors are employed for the maintenance of the golf turfs, and the rise in such practices will help in expanding and strengthening the soil moisture market.
Weather Forecasters also make use of these sensors which ultimately drives the soil moisture sensor market to its peak. Because soil moisture sensors provide readings that are helpful in weather forecasting. Other driving factors may include conduction of research studies, increase in number of agricultural research projects and rise in the awareness level among government agencies. The only thing that is acting as an obstacle in the growth of the soil moisture sensors market is the lack of awareness among the farmers who are still using traditional farming practices in the agriculture.
The market size on the basis of type spans Soil water potential sensors and Volumetric soil moisture sensor. The soil water potential sensors are further divided into tensiometer, gypsum block, and time domain reflectometry. The market size on the basis of end user spans Residential, Ground care, Construction, Sports turf, Research studies and, and Weather forecasting.
The major companies in the soil moisture sensors market include Decagon Devices Inc, Acclima Inc., Irrometer Company Inc. Sentek Pvt Ltd., The Toro Company, Stevens Water Monitoring System Inc., Delta-T Devices Ltd., and AquaCheck Pvt. Ltd. Soil moisture sensor market is segmented into seven prominent regions namely North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa.
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