GDot Soil Moisture Display

A GDot displays soil moisture tension, and can easily be read from a distance.

The GDot Soil Moisture display gives you an easy-to-read meter showing you how ‘hard’ your plants are working, letting you know when it’s time to irrigate.

GDot Soil Moisture Display – $330 inc. GST, plus P&H

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Reduce or Eliminate Over-Watering

The GDot displays soil moisture tension, a measure of how hard it is for the plant to extract water from the soil. Seven large yellow flip dots means it’s easy for the roots to access water. Falling yellow dots indicate that the plants are having to work harder. When only a few yellow dots remain, most horticultural crops are on their way to experiencing water stress – that’s your cue to irrigate. It’s that simple.

Easy-to-Read, Durable, Weather Resistant

The GDot can easily be read at a glance from up to 15 metres away. GDots are tough, scratch- and UV-resistant and their brilliant chilli-red base prevents them from disappearing into the background of the crop foliage. The GDot costs little more than a tensiometer with none of the maintenance issues.

Easy to Install

The GDot can be installed in minutes with the most unsophisticated equipment. Auger a hole, bury the sensor in the active root zone and hang the GDot from a wire, screw it to a post or mount it on a length of 33mm pipe. The standard 1.5m cable can be extended so you can fix your GDot to the end of a crop row, outside a fence line or at the edge of a centre-pivot crop, up to 100 metres from the sensor.

Suitable for a variety of applications

The GDot can be used in horticulture, vines, vegetables, tree and cereal crops. It can be used under drip, centre pivot, lateral and surface irrigation.

GDot Soil Moisture Display: Features and Benefits

  • Easy-to-read high contrast display
  • Suitable for most horticultural crops
  • Simple to install
  • Low maintenance device

Related Product: GDot Switch Box – $220 inc. GST, plus P&H

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The GDot is supplied with one GBLite sensor, but the GDot Switchbox allows you to add a further three GBLite sensors to a GDot unit (for a total of four sensors). Additional sensors cost $99 inc. GST, plus P&H. With the addition of a GDot Switch Box you can connect up to four GBLites to one GDot unit, allowing you to monitor multiple depths by simply selecting a different block using the rotary switch on the front of the GDot Switch Box.

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