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Stevens Enhances Groundwater Remediation Effectiveness

The Stevens HydraProbe is now being used to monitor the progress of a new groundwater pollution clean up method called phytoremediation. Phytoremediation is the method by which trees are used to pull contamination out of groundwater. Remediation of contaminated aquifers can take many years to complete. The need for clean, healthy rivers, lakes and streams…

Stevens Water and US Farm Bill Helps Farmers Optimize Crop Irrigation & Fertilization

Agriculture is a major element for survival of the human race and of the economic system. 42 percent of the world’s laborers are employed in agriculture, making it by far the most common occupation. With agriculture using approximately 60 percent of available freshwater withdrawals, concerns continue to grow over farmers implementing water conservation practices. Increasing…

New Features Available in HydraMon v.1.3

We’ve updated our HydraMon app for iOS and Android devices. HydraMon allows users to configure and download data from the HydraProbe soil sensor through the HydraProbe Field Portable. Here’s what’s new in v.1.3: Ability to log the location of the sample using your smartphone’s GPS Add a memo to the data set Add an image…

Calibration of a Capacitance Soil Sensor Required to Achieve the Level of Accuracy Required for Satellite Ground Truthing

This study published in American Meteorological Society’s BAMS journal demonstrates the extent of variability in readings one can expect with a soil moisture sensor based on capacitance technology. To obtain the highest level of accuracy that is required for remote sensing applications, capacitance-based soil sensors often need to be recalibrated. The HydraProbe is an impedance-based…

Free Software Lets You Use HydraProbe to Determine Soil Water Retention Curve

The Soil Water Characteristics software is a hydraulic properties calculator, developed by the US Department of Agriculture and Washington State University. It estimates soil water tension, conductivity and water holding capability based on the soil texture, organic matter, gravel content, salinity, and compaction. The Soil Water Characteristics software is a hydraulic properties calculator, developed by…
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