Check your crop monitoring and soil moisture tools

Make sure your crop monitoring and soil moisture tools are working before it really warms up and crops really get going.

If you are using soil moisture sensors make sure you dust them off and check they are working before installing in field locations. 

  • Think about getting a portable soil moisture meter to help calibrate your field crew's eyes and feel.
  • If you have a number of soil moisture sensors, temporily installing them in one spot to check they are working is useful before installing them in crops. 

 

  • Get your source of evapotranspiration (ETo) set up;