Soil Moisture Data Loggers & Sensors (+Electrical Conductivity (soil))

Onset’s offering of research-grade weather stations and compatible Smart sensors for accurate measurement of moisture in soil, without any programming or extensive user setup.


    The HOBOnet T12 is a wireless sensor that works with the HOBOnet system to not only provide advanced soil moisture measurements (volumetric water content) with better accuracy and precision, but also measure soil temperature and electrical conductivity. Designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, these durable sensors last up to 10 years, so you can leave them in the field for extended periods of time. Sharpened stainless-steel probe tips make installation easy, even in hard soil, and a large volume of influence provides more accurate results. The HOBOnet T12 is backed by over 20 years of soil-moisture research and features a trademark 70MHz frequency capacitance technology, minimizing salinity and textural effects. 

    The HOBOnet system is a cost-effective and scalable wireless sensor network for web-enabled monitoring of field conditions for applications such as crop management, research, and greenhouse operations. And because it’s wireless, you can deploy a network of sensors to easily monitor multiple points with a single system, while avoiding the risk of long cables that can interfere with field operations and are potentially vulnerable to nearby lightning strikes. Sensors are easily linked to the network, and data can be accessed through HOBOlink®, Onset's innovative cloud-based software platform.

    We recommend using the Verification Clip (see Compatible Items, below). The Verification Clip provides a convenient way to confirm the operation and soil-moisture accuracy of HOBOnet T11 and T12 sensors. Attaching this clip to a sensor provides a known soil moisture level for verifying measurement accuracy, without having to test the sensor in actual soils, which normally requires weighing soil samples and drying them in an oven. 

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