How to get the most accurate soil moisture data

How to get the most accurate soil moisture data

The first step to understanding if you are collecting quality soil moisture data is to first know where they’re wrong. But what makes good data go bad?

Proactive prevention of data’s main confounders

Would you recognize bad data if you had it? Knowing what to look for and the key steps to take to prevent later problems is the difference between accuracy and estimation. In this 30-minute webinar, METER’s soil moisture sensor product manager and ecology and plant physiology specialist, Chris Chambers, will break down the largest contributors to degradation in data.

Discussed in this webinar:

  • The impacts of an inaccurate or unreliable sensor
  • How incorrect installation can invalidate all data
  • How to preempt installation issues before they occur
  • How to minimize the possibility of preferential flow
  • What METER is doing to help you get the most accurate data possible
  • And more

Chris Chambers operates as the Environment Support Manager and the Soil Moisture Sensor Product Manager at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He specializes in ecology and plant physiology and has over 15 years of experience helping researchers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

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Our scientists have decades of experience helping researchers and growers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.


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