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Soil Moisture Sensor Market

Market Insights on Soil Moisture Sensor covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Soil Moisture Sensor Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2022-2032

Soil Moisture Sensor Market Overview

The market for soil moisture sensors is anticipated to develop at a CAGR of 10.70% over the course of the forecast period, from US$ 234.49 million in 2022 to US$ 647.19 million in 2032.

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Soil Moisture Sensor Market Value (2022)

US$ 234.49 Mn

Soil Moisture Sensor Market Anticipated Value (2032)

US$ 647.19 Mn

Soil Moisture Sensor Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

10.70% CAGR

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Soil Moisture Sensor Market Trends

Farmers can make informed judgments when preparing for various agricultural activities thanks to soil moisture sensors. Gypsum blocks, tensiometers, and probes are examples of low-cost sensors that are frequently used in a variety of settings, including forestry, ground care, residential, research, and agriculture. A tensiometer's ease of use, adaptability, and low cost makes it possible to detect soil water tension directly. Both damp and wet soil can have their soil water tension measured. Between soil particles and water molecules, tension is measured. The ease of measurement and precision of the sensor for a precise measurement of soil tension has led to a rise in the use of tensiometers for the measurement of moisture.

The digitalization of a farm involves a variety of technologies. The most crucial of them are, however, sensors that assess parameters like rainfall, water levels, soil moisture, and livestock data both locally and remotely using a drone. To determine the volumetric water content of the soil, soil moisture sensors are utilized. They use soil characteristics, including the dielectric constant, electrical resistance, and interaction with neutrons, as proxies for the moisture content for measuring the water content. These sensors are utilized in a variety of fields, including agriculture, sports, weather forecasting, construction, mining, and academic research.

One of the major obstacles for a variety of applications is the lack of experienced laborers who can operate soil moisture sensors. Due to the farmers' employment of conventional agricultural methods, using soil moisture sensors on small and medium-sized farms might be challenging. Unskilled workers are likely to encounter unique difficulties while installing soil moisture sensors on farms and construction sites. The inaccurate reading of the soil's water content caused by faulty soil moisture sensor placement results in losses. The air gaps next to the sensor are anticipated to contribute to the air's poor measuring dielectric, which will lead to an underestimation of the volumetric water content. Additionally, the efficacy of soil moisture-based surface drip irrigation scheduling systems is impacted by the precision and placement of soil moisture sensors.

Because soil moisture is such a crucial component in agriculture, the agricultural sector is primarily responsible for this market's growth. Additionally, soil moisture sensors facilitate environmentalists' comprehension of how the ecosystem functions, which is anticipated to promote market growth. Additionally, it is anticipated that the use of wireless soil moisture sensors and smart agriculture techniques will produce enticing development potential. On the other side, it is anticipated that the emergence of soilless farming methods like hydroponics will limit industry expansion.

One of the main issues governments around the world are currently facing is a lack of water. More than 60% of the freshwater resources in the world are reportedly used by agriculture, which is the main user of water for agricultural irrigation. Because they are crucial to properly controlling agricultural water consumption, smart irrigation systems are becoming increasingly popular. In this case, smart irrigation systems are essential because they enable the employment of more efficient watering methods that increase crop productivity while reducing water usage. To help farmers enhance agricultural productivity, soil moisture sensors are used to pinpoint when, where, and how much water a crop is providing at any time. Vertical profiling in horticulture, irrigation, and soil science is made easier by these sensors' straightforward installation and provision of soil temperature and relative humidity.

One of the main factors boosting the soil moisture sensor market is the increased adoption of precision farming and yield monitoring procedures to improve crop output. This is due to the growing population and rising demand for agricultural products. Additionally, the introduction of beneficial policies by governmental entities to enhance soil productivity and quality is supporting market expansion. The global market is also being stimulated by the rising product usage in the building sector for locating and evaluating wetlands prior to starting a project. The market for soil moisture sensors is also projected to benefit from the expanding improvements in satellite remote sensing technologies, which are likely to provide manufacturers with lucrative opportunities.

Soil is a vital natural resource, it has been unheeded in the past and which led to disastrous results. For Instance- The dust bowl of North America in 1930. Now role of soil health in our environment is taken more seriously. There has been a huge transformation in the ways of soil monitoring.

In earlier days it was going out taking samples and comparison with existing knowledge of soil information but now once place the soil moisture sensor then sit back and relax it will do all the work and give you the volumetric water content in percent.

The Soil Moisture Sensor measure the volumetric water content of soil. This makes soil moisture sensor ideal for experiments in courses such as agricultural science, horticulture, biology, botany, soil science and environmental science. The water content of the soil is measured using principle of capacitance. The soil moisture sensors are very easy to use and they provide readings of volumetric water content in percent.

Drivers, Restraints and Trends

The use of soil moisture sensor in areas other than research and development is the rising trend in the soil moisture market.

The agricultural applications of the soil moisture sensor market is major driving factor of the market.  Increased adoption of modern agricultural practices is boosting the soil moisture sensor market.

The use of soil moisture sensors in agricultural lands has improved the farm’s productivity and there has been a reduction in water consumption by farms. The soil moisture sensors help to avoid over irrigation problems.

The scope of soil moisture sensor is increasing day by day, the use of soil moisture sensors in residential areas is aiding the soil moisture sensor market. This help residential society in maintain green lawns and also helps builders to get idea of water content in the soil which helps him lay the foundation for construction accordingly.

Soil moisture market is now backed by sports segment, which has resulted in increased demand of soil moisture sensors to maintain the grounds. For instance soil moisture sensors are used to maintain golf turfs the rise in such practice will be addition to the market of soil moisture sensors.

Weather Forecasters make use of soil moisture sensors which is another driving factor for the soil moisture sensor market. As soil moisture sensors are helpful in providing reading that is helpful in weather forecasting.

Research Studies is among another factor driving the soil moisture market. Rising awareness among government agencies will help in expansion and strengthening of the soil moisture market. Increase in number of agricultural research projects.

The restraint of the soil moisture sensor market is the lack of awareness among the farmers. As use of traditional farming practices is hindering the exponential growth of the soil moisture sensor market.

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Segmentation of Soil Moisture Sensor Market

The soil moisture sensor market is segmented on the basis of type, end user and region. Soil moisture sensor market segmentation on the basis of type is done into soil water potential sensors and volumetric soil moisture sensor. Further soil water potential sensors is sub segmented into tensiometer, gypsum block, and time domain reflectometry.

On the basis of end user soil moisture sensor market is segmented as residential, ground care, construction, sports turf, research studies and weather forecasting. Soil moisture sensor market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa.

Some Key Players of Soil Moisture Sensor Market

These companies provide soil moisture sensors Decagon Devices, Inc, Acclima, Inc., The Toro Company, Stevens Water Monitoring System, Inc., Delta-T Devices Ltd., AquaCheck Pvt. Ltd., Irrometer Company,Inc. and Sentek Pvt Ltd.

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