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Davis VP2

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BareMetal


Soil-sensors: Background information


We have soil sensors buried in the ground at the levels indicated below.
Each level has a temperature probe and a moisture sensor.


Current Planting & Watering Guide

 Depth
in cm 
   Moisture - cb          Temperature - °C   
MinMaxActualGrow conditionsActualMax Min
153620037
Irrigation desired
(26 - 61 cb)
Optimal growth
(15 - 21°C)
172216
15200200200
Dangerous Dry
(101 - 240 cb)
Optimal growth
(15 - 21°C)
191917
15134146146
Dangerous Dry
(101 - 240 cb)
Optimal growth
(15 - 21°C)
171717
15616763
Irrigation needed
(61 - 101 cb)
Optimal growth
(15 - 21°C)
171916

Explanation Soil condition


Water potential is commonly measured in units of bars (and centibars in the English system of measurement) or kilopascals (in metric units).
One bar is approximately equal to one atmosphere (14.7 lb/in 2 ) of pressure. One centibar is equal to one kilopascal.


Buttton text Explanation
Saturated
(0 - 11 cb)
Saturated Soil. Occurs for a day or two after irrigation.
Adequate
(11 - 26 cb)
Soil is adequately wet (except coarse sands which are drying out at this range)
Irrigation desired
(26 - 61 cb)
Usual range to irrigate or water (except heavy clay soils).
Irrigate at the upper end of this range in cool humid climates and with higher water-holding capacity soils.
Irrigation needed
(61 - 101 cb)
Usual range to irrigate heavy clay soils
Dangerous Dry
(101 - 240 cb)
Soil is becoming dangerously dry for maximum production.

Records
Depth
in cm
This month This year All time
Date Min Max Date Date Min Max Date Date Min Max Date
Soil Temperatures
15 08-12 15.0 27.2 08-17 01-13 1.1 27.2 08-17 01-13-2017 1.1 27.2 08-17-2017
15 08-18 17.2 21.1 08-10 06-18 -65.6 36.7 06-29 06-18-2017 -65.6 36.7 06-29-2017
15 08-16 16.7 18.9 08-03 01-11 1.7 18.9 08-03 04-07-2013 -4.4 19.4 08-15-2010
15 08-16 16.1 21.7 08-11 01-13 0.6 21.7 08-11 03-11-2013 -5.6 32.8 05-23-2014