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From: Spam Hater
Subject: Re: Measuring water/moisture in the soil (lawn) ?
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 13:07:26 EDT
Organization: Prodigy Internet http://www.prodigy.com
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 17:07:26 GMT
Have you done a google search for "soil hydrometer" yet?
More data than you can shake a stick at.
On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 16:40:01 GMT, "dsp1024" wrote:
>I want to measure the water content in my lawn and I'm not sure how deep to
>measure and the type of electrodes to use. I think measuring the resistance
>of a couple of rods inserted in the ground should be enough. I think bronze
>should do it but I'm not sure. Obviously iron won't do because it would
>rust. How about stainless steel ? ... probably expensive. I'm looking to
>keep it there for a few years so it needs to last a while.
> What about the space between the rods ?
>I wonder how effective this way will be. Like, how far apart will I need
>"sensors" to cover the whole thing. It is not a huge lawn but ... oh well
>... I guess I'll put some extra ones and the data will eventually speak for
>Any comments / suggestions are welcome.
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