This publication discusses the use of granular matrix sensors (GMS) for monitoring soil moisture content. It explains how to install GMS and use the recorded data for irrigation scheduling.
Popular gardening advice touts the benefits of coffee grounds for acid loving plants, as a slug repellant and soul amendment. Little research based information is available to back up many of these claims. From November 2008 to...
Explica el uso de los sensores matriciales granulares para la medición de la tensión de humedad del suelo. Explica cómo instalar estos sensores y cómo usar los datos registrados para la programación del riego.
Esta publicación explica el uso de los productos de poliacrilamida (PAM) para controlar la erosión en las zanjas y surcos de riego. Describe los varios tipos de PAM y las maneras de aplicarla. Incluye una lista de vendedores de productos.
Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need
PAM is a synthetic water-soluble polymer composed of molecules of acrylamide. PAM binds soil particles together, causing them to settle out and not be carried away in runoff water. This prevents soil loss and can improve water...
Irrigating pastures can provide livestock with nutrition long into summer. Learn to monitor soil moisture to determine when to irrigate and how much water to apply.
Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.
This publication discusses irrigation scheduling of potatoes using crop evapotranspiration and/or soil water tension.