We’re happy to announce the publication of our Soil Resource Guide. Written by the soil experts at Stevens, it contains a wealth of information and will benefit anyone involved with soil. Whether you’re a soil scientist, a farmer or a soil researcher, this 52 page book is a fantastic reference and source of up-to-date theories, practices […]
This year at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2018 event in Amsterdam Stevens is excited to present a 2-hour Soil Physics Workshop. The interactive lecture will be hosted by Steven’s own Soil Scientist & Geochemist / Certified Professional Hydrologist Keith Bellingham.
One of the world’s largest meteorological networks, SNOTEL, is employing soil moisture sensors to monitor the impact of soil water content on stream flow forecasts By Keith Bellingham, Soil Scientist & Geochemist / Certified Professional Hydrologist Download a PDF of this article Many complex political, social, environmental and scientific challenges impact water resources. Snow telemetry
Our new newsletter announces the new Tempe Cell and HydraGO, shows you how to properly install Stevens GroPoint Profile and talks about how HydraProve has entered the space race! Read the newsletter here.
UPDATE: The talented team of engineers ended up placing 7th overall out of 95 entries. Congratulations guys and gals! The original article continues below. The University Rover Challenge has been held every summer in Utah by the Mars Society. It’s a competition open to universities worldwide that encourages students to develop skills in robotics, improve the state-of-the-art
As a leader in soil monitoring instrumentation, Stevens offers portable and in-situ sensors to measure moisture, EC (salinity), temperature and matric potential. Moisture, EC and Temperature – In-Situ Used in more water supply forecast and climatological networks than any other soil sensor. The most scientifically researched soil sensor available. RELIABLE: Continual, long-term data without calibration.
Stevens Tempe Cell System Soil Moisture Analysis System Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire Basic kit pictured. The Stevens Tempe Cell System can employ five different methods to eliminate the uncertainties from soil moisture measurements and achieve the highest level of accuracy. This system uses an enhanced gravimetric method to measure soil moisture to obtain
Stevens GroPoint Profile Multi-segment soil profiling sensor Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire GroPoint™ Profile provides cost-effective measurement of volumetric water content over multiple depths using a single probe, eliminating the cumbersome excavation required for multiple sensors placed at different depths. It can be deployed in irrigation-sensitive zones to enable full control of precision irrigation
Rugged, accurate and easy-to-use portable soil data collection Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire The HydraGO and HydraGO FLEX represent the most advanced portable soil sensor system. Simply insert the probe into the soil, and tap on the “Sample” button in the HydraGO app. The HydraGO and HydraGO FLEX communicate wirelessly with your smartphone or
Reliable Soil Insight Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire Articles Scientific Studies Meet the HydraProbe®. A rugged soil sensor with patented technology to measure the three most significant soil parameters—moisture, electrical conductivity and temperature. The HydraProbe® is the most scientifically researched soil sensor available and is depended on by the USDA, NOAA, farmers, leading irrigation companies,
It has long been known that there is a strong relationship between soil water content and the health and yield of crops. But only in the past few decades has science quantified the specifics of these relationships. This research has expanded to develop a relationship between soil moisture levels and the impact on meteorological and
On April 20, 2017 we hosted the first in a series of soil physics training webinars. Here is the recording of the session as well as the slide deck we used. The webinar covered the following: Installation of soil sensors and things you should consider before going into the field. Best management practices and recommendations
Here are 7 questions and answers about using the Stevens HydraProbe. Q: What is the difference between the terms “real dielectric constant” (RDC) and the “real dielectric permittivity”? A: The terms real dielectric constant and real dielectric permittivity are often times used interchangeably and in a matter of speaking, are synonyms to one another. The
HydraProbe used to improve water supply forecast from 3 SNOTEL sites in Idaho over traditional antecedent conditions using the principle component forecast model Much of the water in the Western United States used for irrigation, municipal supplies and hydro-electric production originates as winter snow pack at higher elevations. Since the early 1900s, the correlation between
Over the past ten years, environmental monitoring has become increasingly important. Environmental factors such as climate change, dwindling water resources, and threatened habitats are driving the need to monitor the environment and implement better policies to protect it. Many natural processes in the environment are driven by or in some ways related soil hydrological processes.
Each year during the wet season we hear news reports about landslides in America and abroad. Sometimes these events happen in unpopulated areas but unfortunately they also occur in areas where people live, causing property damage and taking lives. But what causes these events and what can be done about them? That’s what Dr. Burns,
Global warming is a topic that has received much attention in the media, especially during the hot days of summer. The process by which carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere prevents the escape of thermal energy into outer space is known as the greenhouse effect. The higher the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the
When working with or studying the soil, it’s important to know what type of soil is being examined. Each type of soil has different characteristics, and will have different effects on water infiltration rates, water holding capacity, evapotranspiration rate, and other soil characteristics. Soil sensors are one popular way of measuring soil moisture, salinity, temperature
Agriculture is a major element for survival of the human race and of the economic system. 42 percent of the world’s laborers are employed in agriculture, making it by far the most common occupation. With agriculture using approximately 60 percent of available freshwater withdrawals, concerns continue to grow over farmers implementing water conservation practices. Increasing