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Irrigation timing is a key factor in improving field performance. Even those thinking about variable rate pivots should first consider probes. VRI offer great opportunity for spatial yield improvement but it won’t provide any value in a field that isn’t optimised for timing first.
agCloud Site Locate tool has many functions for creating zones and soil sampling plans. One of the options is creating the majority zone for placement of moisture probes.
Based on soil properties and water movement algorithms the placement of the probe becomes and integral part of the irrigation scheduling plan for the season.
We can include any layers BUT you shouldn’t just because you can. For example, using Imagery and Yield will give you what you have always got – potentially continuation of poor irrigation scheduling.
Put the probe in the right spot or don’t buy one.