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Peter Alem, Paul A. Thomas, and Marc W. van Iersel

poinsettia height regulation has not been popular in the past as a result of the risk of excessive stress and plant loss. The use of soil moisture sensor-based precision irrigation systems ( Nemali and van Iersel, 2006 ) can give growers much better control

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Erik Lichtenberg, John Majsztrik, and Monica Saavoss

watersheds where runoff of nutrients causes eutrophication, reductions in nutrient leaching can benefit the environment as well as contribute to growers’ bottom lines ( Majsztrik et al., 2013 ). Wireless soil moisture sensor systems provide more accurate

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Cheryl A. Parris, Clinton C. Shock, and Michael Qian

kPa. Five Watermark Monitor data loggers (Irrometer Co. Inc., Riverside, CA) were used to record SWT, one for each irrigation treatment. Two Watermark soil moisture sensors (Irrometer Co. Inc.) were installed at 20-cm depth in each main plot in three

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Lucas O’Meara, Matthew R. Chappell, and Marc W. van Iersel

irrigation systems and proper scheduling can save significant amounts of irrigation water without adversely affecting crop yield or quality in ornamental production ( Bacci et al., 2008 ; Beeson, 2012 ; Fereres et al., 2003 ). By using soil moisture sensor

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Hongyan Sun, Kelly Kopp, and Roger Kjelgren

(each plant was assigned one emitter), except for groundcovers and trees, which had two or three emitters depending on their size. Irrigation control In each hydrozone, four Acclima soil moisture sensors (Acclima Inc., Meridian, ID) were installed at 80

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Cheryl A. Parris, Clinton C. Shock, and Michael Qian

irrigation at Indio, Hanford, and Ontario and furrow irrigation at Yuma. The soil water tension (SWT) was measured using five Watermark soil moisture sensors (Irrometer Company, Inc., Riverside, CA) and a temperature sensor installed at 20-cm depth and

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% soluble solids is still the recommended method for determining optimum harvest date in hardy kiwifruit. Challenges in Adopting Soil Moisture Sensing Technology for Growers of Irrigated Pecans With electronic soil moisture sensors and computerized data

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Yanjun Guo, Terri Starman, and Charles Hall

moisture contents were monitored by a watchdog 1000 series Micro Station, and SM 100 WaterScout soil moisture sensors (Spectrum Technologies, Inc., Aurora, IL). There was one sensor per treatment per species inserted in the root substrate of a container

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using four capacitance soil moisture sensors, a low-cost open-source microcontroller, and solenoid valves. The technology effectively monitored and controlled volumetric water content over a range of thresholds (0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5 m 3 ·m −3 ) to

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the use of evapotranspiration (ET) and soil moisture sensor (SMS) smart irrigation controllers installed as part of a pilot project conducted in Orange County, Florida. A majority of survey participants reported they were satisfied with their