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Global Soil Moisture Sensors Market 2016-2020

Global Soil Moisture Sensors Market 2016-2020

About Soil-Moisture Sensors

Soil-moisture sensors are installed below ground at minimum and maximum root depths for specific landscaping. Soil-moisture sensors are operated by matching the soil-moisture level in the upper-level sensor with a sensor set in the lowest root zone. Any difference in moisture level between the upper and lower sensors and the corresponding valves are shut down. Therefore, by using the soil moisture sensors, plantation owners save water and eliminate needless irrigation when the soil already has adequate moisture.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global soil moisture sensors market to grow at a CAGR of 14.56% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global soil moisture sensors market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of soil moisture sensors.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Soil Moisture Sensors Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Acclima
  • AquaCheck
  • Decagon Devices
  • Delta-T Devices
  • IRROMETER
  • Sentek
  • Stevens Water Monitoring Systems
  • The Toro
Market driver
  • Need to enhance agricultural productivity by measurement of soil moisture content
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low adoption in developing countries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Introduction of wireless sensor
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Soil Moisture Sensors Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global soil moisture sensors market: Acclima, AquaCheck, Decagon Devices, Delta-T Devices, IRROMETER, Sentek, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, and The Toro.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Introduction of wireless sensor will be a key trend for market growth. Soil moisture sensors help measure the moisture content of landscapes on a real-time basis. A new technology that is gaining momentum in the market is the introduction of wireless sensors. Wireless networks help gather local soil moisture data for optimal irrigation from irrigation zones. This data helps control the irrigation system in order to keep soil within the predetermined zones at optimal moisture levels. Apart from monitoring and recording data from soil-moisture sensors and irrigation flow meters, the system manages, analyzes, and presents data with a web-accessible analytical software package, which can enable central management of multiple landscape areas.”

According to the report, maintenance of sports turf will be a key driver for market growth. The importance of managing turfs meant for sports like golf, football, and rugby is the primary reason for the demand for soil moisture sensors. The most important factor in maintaining sports turfs is managing water content. This factor affects the performance in terms of ball roll and bounce, and it also affects the growth of the grass, breakdown of organic matter, the ability of nutrients to move to the roots, and buildup within the soil or as a thatch, fauna and flora populations within the root zone (including pathogen populations), and trafficking of the green by club members and grounds staff. Therefore, soil water has a critical role to play in turf health. Apart from the ability to monitor soil moisture across a turf to provide information on the variability of moisture, it can also focus on drainage issues, potential turf stress onset, the evenness of irrigation, or hydrophobicity development. Therefore, accurate and reliable measurement of soil water is an important management tool.

Further, the report states that soil moisture sensor gets affected due to lightning protection and will be a major challenge for the market. Some of the soil moisture sensors are subject to danger from lighting, as these sensors are kept in the open field. This is especially true when these sensors are installed at a distance from the data logger or readout device, which monitors the wetness, and when data logger has its own ground connections. When lightning strikes nearby, there can be large differences in ground potential between the two locations, and current flows through the interconnecting wires and the sensitive circuit elements. Therefore, lightning strikes can cause extensive damage to the soil moisture sensors even though they are buried.

Companies Mentioned

AquaCheck, Decagon Devices, Delta-T Devices, IRROMETER, Sentek, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, The Toro.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Definition
    • Report overview
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market 2015
    • Base year and forecast period
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Major countries covered
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency conversion rates
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Ways to measure soil moisture
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global soil moisture sensor market by type
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by type 2015 (% share)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by type 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by product 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for gypsum block
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for gypsum block 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for GMS
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for GMS 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for tensiometer
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for tensiometer 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for probes
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for probes 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for capacitance sensor
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for capacitance sensor 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for TDT
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for TDT 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global soil moisture sensor market by application
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by application 2015 (% share)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by application 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by application 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for agriculture
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for agriculture 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for residential and commercial landscape
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for residential and commercial landscape 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global soil moisture sensor market for sports turf
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market for sports turf 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global soil moisture sensor market by geography
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by geography 2015 (% share)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Global soil moisture sensor market by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Soil moisture sensor market in Americas
      • Table Soil moisture sensor market in Americas ($ millions)
    • Soil moisture sensor market in EMEA
      • Table Soil moisture sensor market in EMEA ($ millions)
    • Soil moisture sensor market in APAC
      • Table Soil moisture sensor market in APAC ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Need for water conservation in irrigation system
    • Need to enhance agricultural productivity by measurement of soil moisture content
    • Maintenance of sports turf
    • Growth of environment-based regulatory bodies and NGOs
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Low adoption in developing countries
    • Soil moisture sensor gets affected due to lightning protection
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Government providing assistance for adopting advanced agricultural procedures
    • Introduction of wireless sensor
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Market summary
    • Table Market summary of global soil moisture sensor market 2015-2020
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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