Soil Science

Soil science

Characterizing soil properties is complicated. You've got enough on your mind. That’s why we created a complete system of easy-to-use, soil-focused environmental sensors, loggers, software, and lab equipment that puts near-real-time data at your fingertips—so you can publish more, and work less.

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The Researcher’s Complete Guide to Soil Moisture

Everything you need to know about measuring soil moisture—all in one place.

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Water Potential The Complete Researcher Guide

Everything you need to know about measuring water potential—what it is, why you need it, how to measure it, method comparisons. Plus see it in action using soil moisture release curves.

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Accuracy is now almost effortless. The TEROS soil moisture line eliminates barriers to good accuracy by combining flawless installation, robust construction, a large volume of influence, and advanced cloud data to deliver the best performance at a price you can afford.

Understand the big picture with better data. Our powerful turnkey system of plug-and-play sensors and real-time data visualization tools provide a symphony of information that can be used to understand and predict a soil’s behavior over time. 

“​​For a soil instrument, it makes a lot more sense to go to people that have more expertise about soil science and soil measurements than we ever would at JPL.”

– Dr. Michael Hecht, NASA JPL

We believe in education

We're scientists. The quest for knowledge is in our blood. We've spent decades learning the best way to measure pretty much everything, so you can access a wealth of information.


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Soil Moisture 101: Need-to-Know Basics

Soil moisture is more than just knowing the amount of water in soil. Learn basic principles you need to know before deciding how to measure it.

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Soil moisture 202: Choosing the right water potential sensor

In this 20-minute webinar, METER research scientist Leo Rivera discusses how to choose the right field water potential sensor for your application.

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Soil Moisture 302: Hydraulic Conductivity—Which Instrument is Right for You?

Leo Rivera, research scientist at METER, teaches which situations require saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and the pros and cons of common methods.

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