Stevens GroPoint Lite

Accurate and Cost-Effective SDI-12 Soil Moisture Sensor

gropoint lite moisture sensor

Robust and highly accurate, Stevens GroPoint Lite provides cost-effective soil moisture and temperature measurements. The sleek, lightweight design installs quickly with minimal soil disruption zone providing the average volumetric soil moisture content over a soil layer of about 8” (21cm) when installed vertically. When installed horizontally, the sensor can be used to measure moisture at a specific soil depth.

GroPoint Lite uses Time Domain Transmissometry (TDT) and patented antenna technology as the basis for measurement. GroPoint Lite can be deployed in irrigation sensitive zones, such as around the root zone, to enable full control of precision irrigation needs. Moisture measurement is used in applications such as turfgrass, high-value agriculture crops to better manage irrigation practices, increase plant and turf quality and reduce fertilizer run-off.

  • Flexible interface options simplify integration into a broad number of applications, ancillary equipment and data loggers.
  • Low power consumption —suitable for remote applications.
  • Excellent long- term stability of measurements.
  • Fully potted electronics for excellent durability and consistency of operations.
  • SDI-12 version: moisture readings can be user calibrated with 3rd order polynomials to meet custom requirements.

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What's the Easiest and Quickest Way to Start Collecting Data and Access it Anywhere?

The Answer's in the Cloud.

eTracker is a cellular modem and "virtual" cloud-based data logger in one (meaning you don't need to install a separate data logger). Simply connect your sensor and a power source to eTracker and you're done. Configure (or reconfigure) anytime from any Internet-connected device, and use Stevens-Connect to retrieve your data, or forward it to your favorite software system.

Technical Specifications


Measurement range

0% to 100% of volumetric moisture content






Measurement range

-20°C to +70°C

Operating range

-40°C to +85°C


±0.5 °C



SDI-12 v.1.3, 0-5 mA, 4-20 mA, RS-485


Flying leads (optional 4 pin, IP66/IP68 rated environmental connector)

Warm-up times

SDI-12: <1 second
Analog: 100 ms

Input voltage

6 to 14 VDC, max. 18 VDC

Current consumption

Quiescent: <0.1 mA
Active: 15-35 mA


272 g (0.6 lb.)


19.6 cm x 2.0 cm x 0.56 cm (7.7” x 0.8” x 0.2”)

Standard cable

3 m (9.75 ft.). Max. 500 ft.