The Delmhorst (KS-D1) Digital Soil Moisture Tester
The KS-D1 Digital Soil Moisture Tester, used with the GB-1 Gypsum Soil Blocks, make up a valuable system to monitor the soil moisture available to the plants.
This system eliminates guesswork so that irrigation can be effectively scheduled according to plants’ requirements.
The KS-D1, housed in a rugged ABS plastic case, features reliable temperature stable semi-conductor technology with internal battery and calibration checks for users’ full confidence. A membrane switch panel provides positive, tactile feel. Spring-loaded binding posts allow for positive contact with the blocks’ leads.
◾ The importance of water to plant growth is well known. Also, effective irrigation should be properly controlled in quantity and timing. Continuous and appropriate use of soil moisture testing devices can effectively aid in obtaining maximum crop yield at optimum quality levels and conserve water.
◾ Under-irrigation – thus preventing wilting, and making fertiliser application more efficient.
◾ Over-irrigation – with remarkable savings in power, labour, and water.
◾ Soil spoilage due to excessive water and poor drainage.
◾ Bigger and better crops at lower cost.