Moisture Matters Blog

5 Must-Have Moisture Meters for Agriculture

In the agriculture industry, moisture is a constant concern for many reasons. Farmers need to know how much water in the soil is available to their crops, what the moisture content (%MC) of plants are at the time of harvest, and whether or not their crops are at an ... Read More

What’s the Ideal Moisture Level for Soil to Grow Crops?

Irrigation is a constant challenge in the agriculture industry. Under-watered crops can wither and die—wasting all of the time, money, and effort that went into growing them. Over-watering fields can lead to increased soil erosion—not to mention the waste of water. Read More

Reducing Water Waste with Soil Moisture Meters

Almost regardless of the specific crop being grown, farmers go through enormous amounts of water each year. In fact, according to data cited by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), “about 70 percent of all the world’s freshwater withdrawals go towards irrigation uses.” ... Read More

Recent Droughts, Farming, and Moisture Meters for Soil

Even in normal conditions, managing water use for irrigating crops is an enormous challenge for farmers. Too much or too little water can ruin a crop, spoil a harvest and waste months of careful preparation. Read More

Top 3 Uses of Moisture Meters for Farming

Farmed goods such as corn and wheat are among the U.S.’s most important exports. Countries around the world count on American-grown crops. In fact according to data from the Economic Research Service of the USDA, U.S. agricultural exports totaled more than 12 billion ... Read More

Using a Moisture Meter for Soil

Farming is a tough job. Lots of people think you can just stick any old crop in the dirt and get results, but there are an enormous number of factors that can ruin the viability of a crop. Each and every crop has its own unique needs when it comes to nutrients in the ... Read More