Turf-Tec International, Tallahassee, Florida. USA (850) 580-4026

Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor (TDR 300)This product is made by Turf-Tec International in the USA

New!  Now included in the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tours "2010-2014 Course Conditioning Guidelines"
Also used by The National Football League (NFL) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) New! 

The Turf-Tec International Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor allows exact soil moisture readings in volumetric water content (VWC), percent soil moisture content or relative water content.

The Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor allows you to monitor and record soil moisture quickly and accurately with TDR technology (time-domain measurement technology). New Bluetooth attachment available!!  See Accessories.

When precision irrigation decisions count, the Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor offers turfgrass managers a tool to eliminate the guesswork. Based on proven time-domain measurement technology, this portable unit accurately measure soil moisture across the full range of soil moisture conditions. Unit comes standard with a set of 7.5cm (3 in) probe rods (You can substitute any size).

The Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor has two volumetric water content modes; one for standard soils and one for higher clay soils. In volumetric water content (VWC) mode, the meter converts a measured electrical signal into percent soil moisture content using an equation valid over a wide range of mineral soils. In irrigation mode, the meter displays a relative water content (RWC) on a scale of 0 to 100 corresponding to a user-defined upper and lower soil moisture reference level. Water deficit, the amount of water needed to bring the soil moisture content up to the upper reference level, is also calculated and displayed. The reference levels are easily programmed into the meter with the accompanying software. Create up to 2 management sites based on your soil types and turfgrass variety needs. Use the raw reading mode (measurement period in microseconds) to do soil-specific calibrations. An internal data logger and RS-232 port allow for use with a DGPS for geo-referenced soil moisture measurements. Unit includes software and PC cable.  Mapping software requires GPS; not included.

NEW FEATURE ADDED IN 2012 - The TDR family of meters now includes the option to perform a calibration on an individual meter. The calibration is done in 2 media; air and distilled water. This new feature took effect with firmware version 6.5 and is included with units shipped after January 1, 2012. Meters with firmware versions earlier than v. 6.5 can be upgraded by purchasing and installing an updated microcontroller chip (Item #MSFS-Chip-Upgrade).

Here is a link to a great article on soil moisture published by the United States Golf Association Green Section
http://gsr.lib.msu.edu/article/gatlin-giant-9-23-11.pdf

Specifications

When precision irrigation decisions count, the Turf-Tec Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor offers turfgrass managers a tool to eliminate the guesswork. Based on proven time-domain measurement technology, this portable unit accurately measure soil moisture across the full range of soil moisture conditions. Unit comes standard with a 12 cm (4.8 inch) probe rods. The Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor allows you to find dry spots before they become visually apparent or hydrophobic

The Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor allows you to find dry spots before they become visually apparent or hydrophobic

Measurement Units - Percent volumetric water content
Resolution 0.1%
Accuracy ±3.0% volumetric water content with electrical conductivity < 2 dS m –1
Range 0% to saturation (Saturation is typically around 50% volumetric water.)
Power 4 AAA alkaline batteries, Approximately 12 month life
Logger Capacity 2700 readings without GPS, 1250 readings with GPS/DGPS
Display 16 character, 2 line LCD
Weight 3 lbs. (1.4 kg)
Probe Head Dimensions - 3.1” x 3” x 1” (7.8cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm)
Rod Dimensions Lengths available: 1.5 inch (3.8cm) / 3 inch (7.5cm) / 4.7 inch (12cm) / 8.0 inch ( 20 cm) Diameter: 0.2” (0.5cm) (Unit comes with one set included in price)
Rod Spacing: 1.3” (3.3cm)
The internal data logger and RS-232 port are compatible with GPS/DGPS.

The data logger’s LCD screen will display the data in one of three modes
1. Volumetric water content - in Standard or High Clay mode
2. Relative water content - up to 2 RWC modes can be established
3. Measurement period - in microseconds

Accessories available:

MSFS1-USB-Cable - Digital Moisture Sensor Serial to USB Cable. Digital Moisture sensor comes with a Serial cable to connect to your computer to download the data from the last 100 readings.  If your computers Serial port is occupied or if your computer does not have a serial port (shown below - click to expand), you will need this cable to plug the unit into a USB port. (Shown Below- click to expand)

             

Digital Moisture Sensor Serial to USB Cable

Digital Moisture Sensor Replaceable Probe Rod Lengths:

MSFSP01 - Replacement Spikes 1.5 inch (3.8cm) - (set of 2) $56.00
MSFSP03 - Replacement Spikes 3 inch (7.5cm) - (set of 2) $56.00
MSFSP04 - Replacement Spikes 4.8 inch (12 cm) - (set of 2) $56.00
MSFSP05 - Replacement Spikes 8.0 inch ( 20 cm) - (set of 2) $56.00
 

Digital Moisture Sensor Replaceable Probe Rods
MSFS1-Case - Digital Moisture Sensor Soft Carrying Case

Case is designed to protect Digital Moisture Sensor while unit remains fully assembled.  (Note spikes protrude through bottom of carrying case if they are not removed in transit.

Digital Moisture Sensor Soft Carrying Case
MSFS1-GPS-Bracket - GPS Unit Mounting Bracket - GPS not included Digital Moisture Sensor GPS Unit Mounting Bracket

MSFSBT-W - Bluetooth Attachment for MSFS1 Digital Moisture Sensor

 

Bluetooth Attachment for Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor for SpecConnect GPS Mapping

Bluetooth Attachment application for Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor for SpecConnect GPS Mapping

FieldScout Mobile App ……  FREE Basic

MSFSSC-W SpecConnect FieldScout Pro Subscription (1-yr)

MSFSSC-ADD-W - SpecConnect FieldScout Pro - Additional FieldScout Device (1-yr)

Web app iphine and androind for Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor for SpecConnect GPS Mapping

MSFS1-Garmin-GPS-Kit - Included in kit : Kit for GPS - Includes: Garmin brand Garmin 72H Waterproof Handheld GPS with High-Sensitivity, Garmin to MSFS Cable, MSFS1-Cable to GPS and MSFS1-GPS-Bracket - GPS Unit Mounting Bracket

 Digital Moisture Sensor GPS Unit Mounting Bracket

Field Scout GPS/DGPS CableField Scout GPS/DGPS Cable

MSFS1-W Field Scout Digital Moisture Sensor

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