ClimateMinder supports Irrometer Tensiometers (RSU or transducer option). These tensiometers offer growers an inexpensive and reliable means of measuring soil moisture for irrigation scheduling. A tensiometer will measure the actual soil water tension, which indicates the effort required by root systems to extract water from the soil. Because the Irrometer tensiometer is a true measurement of soil water potential, the instrument is not affected by salinity and does not require site calibration.
The Irrometer tensiometer is available in several models, with standard lengths of 6", 12", 18", 24", 36", or 48" dependent on the rooting depth of the specific crop.