As announced in January 2013, Cropio launched its “Soil Moisture” service one month before the scheduled launched dated.
What is “Soil Moisture”
Soil Moisture is a service that displays the amount of moisture in the soil at various depths:
•from 0 to 7 cm.
•from 7 to 28 cm.
•from 28 to 100 cm.
The system indicates the amount of water in m3 in 1 m3 of soil.
How to use it
Soil moisture is a more adequate parameter to assess moisture sufficiency compared to precipitation. When relying on precipitation it is necessary to calculate the water balance that remains in the soil, i.e.: precipitation, minus evaporation (that depends on the temperature), minus crop water consumption. With “Soil Moisture” agronomists already have the most preferable measurement that indicates the amount of water in the soil at various depths.
Cropio is a satellite field management system that facilitates remote monitoring of agricultural land. The System provides real-time updates on
current field and crop conditions, determines vegetation levels and pinpoints problem areas, delivers precise weather forecasts and an actual
overview of the soft commodity market. The main goal of Cropio is to optimize resource usage and increase productivity in the farming business.
Learn more about Cropio http://cropio.com/