Agricultural Tool :Soil Moisture Indicator

Soil moisture Indicator  measures the volumetric water content in soil. It is used measure the rise and fall of the amount (or percentage) of water in the soil.  This is an ideal and Low cost agricultural tool for Farmers to keep plants/farms grow healthier. It helps farmers in irrigation scheduling and knowing the soil moisture status instantly (within 2-5 seconds).

Soil moisture Indicator is approved by ICAR (The Indian Council of Agricultural Research).

Why you need Soil Moisture Indicator?

Monitoring soil moisture levels is required for effective irrigation management. Water is the most essential resource on our planet.

A plant cannot grow if it doesn’t have healthy roots, therefore the proper balance of water is vital when growing plants Overwatering will let the roots to growing in waterlogged soil which may die because they cannot absorb the oxygen needed to function normally. The dying roots decay and can’t supply the plants with nutrients and water. At the same time If there is not enough water for a plant, the nutrients it needs cannot travel through the plant.

Our Soil Moisture Indicator senses the moisture levels in the soil upto a depth of 30 cm (1 feet).  Soil moisture indicator gives moisture status within 2-3 sec.

Irrigation water management requires timely application of the right amount of water. Competition for water, high pumping costs, and concerns for the environment are making good water management more important.

Moisture in Soil can be tested by many ways like lab method, or tensiometers or with other moisture sensors. But the main advantage with Soil moisture indicator it very easy to use, gives instant results, any one can use.

Measuring soil moisture, detects if there is a water shortage that can reduce yields or if there is excessive water application that can result in water logging or leaching of nitrates below the root zone. Measuring soil moisture also can build an awareness and knowledge of each irrigated field that is invaluable for planning and management


  • Instant indication of the soil moisture status.
  • Indicates soil moisture level with more objectivity by different coloured LED’s.
  • Saves water, current and time.
  • Suitable for different types of soils.
  • Suitable for use in nurseries, farms, potted plants, etc

Who can buy Soil moisture Indicator?

It can be used for both indoor and outdoor to better know the condition of your plant through soil moisture monitoring. It is an agricultural tool which can be used before Irrigation.

  • Farmers
  • Field staff
  • KVK’s
  • Sugar Mills
  • Agricultural Institute
  • Can be given away as a gifts at the agricultural events.

Directions for using the Soil moisture Indicator

  1. Locate the place where you would like to check the soil moisture status.
  2. Insert the SMI vertically depending on the root zone of the crop. Press the switch and HOLD till the LED light stops on a particular coloured LED depending on the moisture status.
  3. Refer to the table on the SMI for the status of the soil moisture depending on the LED colour from the point number 2.

Note: Don’t use the Soil Moisture Indicator just after the irrigation. Use the instrument in soil before irrigation.

Table for reading the soil moisture status on instrument:

Colour of LED Soil Moisture Status Inference
Blue  Ample Moisture No need for irrigation
Green Sufficient Moisture Immediate irrigation may not be necessary
Yellow Low Moisture Irrigation advisable
Red Very Low Moisture Immediate Irrigation necessary

We also manufacture the Soil Moisture Indicator with GPS features.