Soil Sensing

Ceres®  wireless soil sensors are designed for outdoor agricultural use to help you

  • Extend your growing season
  • Reduce irrigation costs
  • Minimize run-off
  • Reduce disease and pest problems
  • Maximize yield

Ceres products are easy to install and use.  Everything is built in: battery, sensors, data logger, and wireless transmitter; just plant a CS1 and start monitoring your crops!  The sensors measure and transmit soil moisture and temperature every 15 minutes.    View reports anywhere using your mobile phone or computer.

How it Works

  • Monitoring temperatures lets you decide when it’s safe to first plant and when it’s time for the last harvest, extending your growing season.  Soil temperature is measured at 2-inch and 4-inch depths to monitor seed, seedling, and mature crop root conditions.
  • Managing soil moisture helps maximize yield, minimize runoff, and prevent the conditions that lead to disease and pest growth.  Moisture is measured using advanced VHF capacitive technology to minimize variations due to mineral content.
    For greater control, add a Ceres drip irrigation controller for fully automatic irrigation to keep soil moisture optimal for your crops.
  • Proprietary wireless technology provides far greater range than traditional technologies such as bluetooth and wifi.  The ultra-long-life lithium battery provides years of hassle-free service with no battery replacement or overgrown solar panels.  Readings are stored in our secure data center, automatically backed up, and always available.

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Installing the Sensor

Note: for use in areas with tall crops or significant weed growth, we recommend deploying inexpensive 48″ fiberglass driveway markers  with each CS1.

For more information on CS1 soil sensors, please contact Tenetics or your local Ceres® dealer.   You can purchase CS1 sensors here.

Ceres® is a registered trademark of Tenetics, LLC