Sentek provides sensors and solutions for precision measurement and management of soil water and salinity dynamics. Used in a diverse range of applications, Sentek products have gained international credibility, through published peer review, among research agencies and commercial enterprises. Sentek’s well known brands include the flagship EnviroSCAN probe, offering continuous monitoring, the EasyAG probe, for shallow measurement, and the Diviner 2000 for portable monitoring. The high resolution data are retrieved via a range of data capture and telemetry options, and displayed in the acclaimed IrriMAX soil water management software.
Sentek’s well-known brands include the flagship EnviroSCAN probe, offering continuous monitoring, the slimline, easy to install Drill & Drop probe, and the Diviner 2000 for portable monitoring. The high resolution data are retrieved via a range of data capture and telemetry options and displayed in the acclaimed IrriMAX soil water management software, and web-based IrriMAX Live software.
Sentek’s technology records soil water and salinity data at multiple depths in the soil profile through the use of Capacitance Technology. The high resolution data displayed in Sentek’s powerful IrriMAX software gives valuable information and insight into water and solute movement and plant water uptake, under ever-changing soil, growth and weather conditions.
Based around the same core sensing technology, Sentek provides a range of solutions, tailored to meet different markets.
With Sentek products the user receives much more than simple soil water data. Sentek technology has revolutionised the way in which soil water is viewed and managed through a profile, by unlocking the secrets of soil water dynamics. Different crop water uptake patterns reveal key information about site-specific soil-water conditions at any given time, allowing users to clearly visualise what is happening beneath the ground surface.
Soil water data from multiple depths, displayed alongside key weather, irrigation and salinity data in Sentek’s IrriMAX software, clearly show:
- the effectiveness and depth of infiltration of rainfall and irrigation
- active depth of root zone at different times of the growing season
- amount of water uptake and evapotranspiration from different parts of the root zone
- deep drainage
- fluctuating water tables
The sum of moisture within the entire plant root zone can show:
- dynamics of crop water uptake patterns
- water logging stress
- plant drought stress
- critical moisture and management thresholds
- soil water storage
To learn more about Sentek and their products, visit their website at http://www.sentek.com.au/.