Stevens GroPoint Profile

Multi-segment soil profiling sensor

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 needs, providing an understanding of water movement through the soil.

The sleek, lightweight design installs quickly with minimal soil disruption using a pilot rod and slide hammer tool. Designed for vertical installation, the sensor takes measurements over multiple soil layers, with each measurement zone (segment) providing the average volumetric soil moisture content over a 15 cm range (approximately 6 inches).

Unlike any other soil profiling probe, GroPoint Profile provides true soil profiling quantification, measuring the average moisture across the entire length of each segment (15cm or 6″), because there are no gaps between segments. This unique feature allows measuring the water movement through the soil continuously, rather than just at discrete positions on the probe.

The Most Accurate and Cost-Effective Soil Profiling Solution Available


Installing a GroPoint Profile probe is quick and easy with no excavation required. Attach the slide hammer to the sturdy steel pilot rod. Slide the top segment of the slide hammer up as much as it goes, then down forcefully. It will strike the bottom segment and drive the attached pilot rod into the soil. The hole will be the exact size of the probe, so not only is there minimal disruption to the surrounding soil, there will be no air gaps between the probe and the undisturbed soil. This clever design further increases measurement accuracy. The slide hammer is used to extract the pilot rod again, with a couple of quick upward movements (like hammering in reverse).

GroPoint Profile is available in six different multi-segment lengths, suitable for a wide range of agricultural crop monitoring.

You can also choose from two different configurations for temperature sensors, depending on your requirements. You can configure it with no temperature sensors if you only require moisture measurement, or the standard configuration places temperature sensors every 1 or 2 segments.

Choose the number of 15 cm (6″) segments that are right for your application. Custom lengths also available.

This single 4-segment probe is equivalent to 4 separate probes, each measuring the average moisture across 15cm (6″). Soil moisture is measured at 4 different depths simultaneously. Each segment averages the volumetric moisture content measured over 15 cm (6″). Together, the range covered is the length of the entire probe, with no gaps between.

Technical Specifications


Measurement range8% to 40% of VWC
Accuracy2% to 5% for most soils, accuracy depends on soil


Measurement range-20°C to +70°C (-4°F to 158°F)


OutputSDI-12 V1.3 (RS485 optional)
ConnectionBare wire (optional 4 pin, IP66/IP68 rated environmental connector)
Input voltage6 to 14 VDC max. 18 VDC
Current consumptionQuiescent: <0.5mA
Active: 15-20 mA (depending on number of segments) for 100 mS
Warm-up time on power up<1 second


Operating temperature-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Storage temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)


LengthEach segment is approximately 15 cm (5.9") long. Total length is the number of segments multiplied by 15 cm. For example, a 3-segment probe is about 45cm long.
Probe weight2 segments: 292 g (10.3 oz.)
3 segments: 351 g (12.4 oz.)
4 segments: 408 g (14.4 oz.)
5 segments: 468 g (16.5 oz.)
6 segments: 526 g (18.6 oz.)
8 segments: 642 g (22.6 oz.)
Cable weight38 g per m (0.42 oz. per foot)
Standard cable5 m (16.3 ft.)
4xAWG22 dual-shielded, twisted pair, rated for direct burial
Warranty1-year limited parts and labor


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