Why Is Grass Moisture Important?

Having the right amount of moisture in his pasture can be a great economic bonanza for a cattleman. Some cattle rely solely on grass for their meals. When pasture-fed animals have grass that is too wet or too dry, their weight and other nutritional aspects will suffer. Too much grass moisture can cause issues in the digestive system of cattle, while a lack of grass moisture, due to a drought, can be equally as rough on a cow’s digestive system. Because grass traditionally helps cattle digest food and maintain proper bowel activity, moisture is the key to keeping cows healthy.

How Do You Control Grass Moisture?

One solution to the moisture problem is to irrigate or water the pasture during the dry months. Your pastures can provide supplemental nutrition even during the dry summer months. Determining when to irrigate and how much water to apply are specialized tasks. Monitoring soil moisture may be the easiest irrigation scheduling technique. This technique can help you determine when to irrigate, whether irrigation periods are sufficiently spaced, and whether the proper amount of water is applied during each irrigation.

How Do You Measure Grass Moisture?

MoistTech moisture sensors can determine when to irrigate and when to stop the irrigation. Our moisture sensors are designed and developed for instant non-contact measurement. Unsurpassed in performance, stability, reliability, maintainability and cost of ownership, the MoistTech series of moisture analysis sensors are the answer to controlling moisture for your pasture.

MoistTech’s Sensor Technical Information

  • Non-contact
  • Instantaneous measurement
  • Advanced digital filtering for noise free signal
  • Very low energy use
  • Networking and wireless capability
  • Surface mount technology
  • Simple calibration procedure
  • Digital diagnostics monitor all critical components
  • No routine recalibration needed
  • No routine maintenance needed
  • 50 products codes available

How Do We Get More Information?

With over 40 years of moisture technology experience MoistTech has established the most extensive user base in the moisture management industry. Let us share information with you on how to keep your pasture green longer. Get more information regarding our grass moisture detector. Call us at (941) 727-1800 or complete the form, and we will get back to you soon.