Spectrum WatchDog Watermark Soil Moisture Sensors
- Reads moisture from 0 (saturated) to 200 (dry) centibars
- Includes sensor connector for WatchDog stations
- Available with 11 ft. or 25 ft. cable
|6450WD||WatchDog Watermark soil moisture sensor, 11 ft. cable|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
|6450WD20||WatchDog Watermark soil moisture sensor, 25 ft. cable|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
The Watermark Soil Moisture Sensors is an established method of tracking soil moisture trends in crops, vineyards, or other areas where moisture level is a concern. Place sensors in the upper and lower thresholds of the root zone, in turf, or in other growing media. Reads moisture from 0 (saturated) to 200 (dry) centibars.
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