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How to Monitor Soil Humidity and Temperature with the OneSoil Weather Sensor
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We explain what advantages the sensor offers, as well as how to order, install, and use it.
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The OneSoil weather sensor measures soil moisture and air humidity, soil and air temperature, atmospheric pressure, as well as how much illumination a plot receives.

The sensor helps plan fieldwork more accurately and, unlike weather stations, is installed directly in the field. Knowing your soil's moisture and temperature lets you set the sowing date, pick when to apply fertilizers, and use equipment only when needed. Moisture movement at the root system level and the soil surface will help adjust the irrigation schedule, prompting you whether you need to lock in moisture. You can forecast rain by the atmospheric pressure.

Read this article to find out how the OneSoil weather sensor works, how much it costs, and how to order it.

The OneSoil weather sensor measures soil moisture and air humidity, soil and air temperature, atmospheric pressure, as well as how much illumination a plot receives.
The sensor helps plan fieldwork more accurately and, unlike weather stations, is installed directly in the field. Knowing your soil’s moisture and temperature lets you set the sowing date, pick when to apply fertilizers, and use equipment only when needed. Moisture movement at the root system level and the soil surface will help adjust the irrigation schedule, prompting you whether you need to lock in moisture. You can forecast rain by the atmospheric pressure.

Read this article to find out how the OneSoil weather sensor works, how much it costs, and how to order it.

How the OneSoil weather sensor works

The top part of the device contains sensors that measure light, air humidity, and air temperature. The base has soil temperature and moisture sensors that measure at every 15-cm increment of soil depth. We have two types of sensors with a total measurement depth of 30 cm and 1 m.

By default, the OneSoil weather sensor takes measurements every 30 minutes, but the frequency can be adjusted. All readings are sent to the OneSoil web app using a SIM card.

It’s powered by standard AA batteries, which is enough to last the whole season.
OneSoil Weather Sensor in the field_OneSoil Blog
OneSoil weather sensor in the fields

Where to find the readings

After every 9 measurements, the sensor sends data to the OneSoil web app. The app is free, regardless of your field’s area or how many sensors you use.

To see the sensor’s readings in the OneSoil web app, scan the QR code on the device case. You can do it with your phone camera or dedicated apps. After you scan it, OneSoil will automatically link the unique sensor number to your account, and the device will start sending readings. Only you can access these measurements.

How to install a weather sensor

Unlike many other weather sensors, it takes just a few minutes to install the OneSoil weather sensor. You only need a SIM card, four AA batteries, and a small hole in the ground. The weather sensor starts gathering data on the field condition immediately after installation and sends it to the OneSoil web app.
Don’t forget to turn on your sensor before installing it. If the LEDs blink like in this video, you can proceed with the installation

How to order the weather sensor and how much it costs

To order the weather sensor, please complete this form. There are only 3 questions. Our team will contact you within 24 hours to finalize the details of the order and delivery. We’ll help calculate the optimum number of sensors your farmstead needs and consult you on where to install them. The exact number of sensors will depend on the field topography and soil type. We recommend starting with one sensor per field.

The OneSoil weather sensor starts at $ 200. The final price depends on the sensor type (with a measurement depth of 30 cm or 1 m) and customs expenses.

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