What type of probe do you use?
We use the EnviroPro soil moisture probe.
What is included with the soil moisture hub?
You can attach one soil moisture probe and two pressure switches per soil moisture hub. Currently you can only attach a single soil moisture hub to a cellular station, but in the near future we will be expanding the number of probes you are able to attach.
How many probes can I use with a single cellular station such as the ST100 (wind machines) or ST160 (valves)?
Currently you can use one probe per cellular station. In the near future you will be able to integrate multiple probes per cellular station.
What is the warranty on the system?
We provide a 1 year warranty on all Altrac hardware. EnviroPro offers a 5 year warranty on all their probes.
What are the lengths of probes?
What probe length do you recommend for my crop?
Measurement depth varies by crop type and soil type. Below is a table with recommended sensor length used for each crop type. If you have questions, please consult your Altrac specialist.
|16" / 40cm||31" / 80cm||47" / 120cm||63" / 160cm|
|Green Houses||Blackberries||Blackberries||Table Grapes|
|Strawberries||Stone Fruit||Stone Fruit||Pistachios|
|Carrots||Kiwi Fruit||Kiwi Fruit||Pecans|
|Potatoes||Table Grapes||Wine Grapes|
Can I add EC for salinity at a later date?
Yes, in order to add EC at a later date, you will need to purchase a software key in order to activate the EC capability of your soil moisture probe.