Author Topic: Soil Moisture Sensor Integration  (Read 657 times)

Brom

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Soil Moisture Sensor Integration
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:38:04 AM »

Just wondering if BlueSpray is still being developed?


Would love to see some sort of soil moisture sensor integration
The ability to stop watering or perform extra watering based on the soil moisture levels.
Also the ability to push an alert if the soil moisture is too low.

Lots of sensors seem to be on the market. Eg
https://www.vegetronix.com/Products/VH400/
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https://www.hunterindustries.com/en-metric/irrigation-product/sensors/soil-cliktm
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https://www.toro.com/en/professional-contractor/irrigation-sensors-remotes/precision-soil-sensor



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Re: Soil Moisture Sensor Integration
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 12:15:18 PM »
We currently support open/close soil moisture sensors such as the Hunter and Toro.  Just connect the sensor to the controller's rain sensor. 

However, these sensors only tell you wet and dry.  For more intelligent moisture level monitoring, we'd need to read the sensor's output directly.  We're working on readers for the TDR sensors such as Vegetronix, waterscout, decagon, etc.  Problem is these sensors have low voltage output, require short cable, which cannot reach the controller.  We're developing solutions to collect moisture data from a long distance.

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Re: Soil Moisture Sensor Integration
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 12:51:19 PM »
Any update on this? I'm trying to decide what moisture sensor to use. Would the Hunter Soil-Clik Soil Moisture Sensor work?