Tensiometers do not provide information on the amount of water depleted from the soil unless they have been calibrated for the particular soil type. ... Tensiometers with solenoids can be used to control an irrigation system, and tensiometers equipped with transducers can be used ... This practice seems to work well as long as irrigation water can penetrate to the lower depths to replace the soil moisture.
|Title||:||Pear Production and Handling Manual|
|Author||:||Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Rachel B. Elkins|
|Publisher||:||UCANR Publications - 2007|