Soil moisture monitoring can provide a real-time and predictive decision-making support tool for growers to improve their irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency. It allows growers to make informed decisions on when and how much to irrigate by providing data on soil moisture content from varying depths within the soil profile.

VegNET Victoria (Northern, Western and South-Eastern) has developed a poster to explain why, how and when soil moisture monitoring could be appropriate for vegetable growers, and the key issues and questions to consider.

Access the poster here.