Grass Moisture

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.

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.

MoistTech’s moisture meters are valuable tools in effectively monitoring soil moisture levels, providing valuable insights for cattle ranchers. Our advanced moisture control devices enable ranchers to accurately measure the moisture content of the soil. By using MoistTech’s moisture meters, ranchers can make informed decisions regarding irrigation schedules and water applications. By investing in MoistTech’s moisture meters, cattle ranchers can efficiently manage their pastures and ensure that moisture levels are maintained at optimal levels throughout the year.

Control Moisture Levels Now!


Our moisture meters are unparalleled in terms of accuracy and performance. Our sensors are able to measure moisture with a precision of up to 0.1%, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. With our moisture meters, you can rest assured that you are getting accurate readings and results.


MoistTech offers reliable moisture meters that are designed to stand up to the test of time – our sensors require very low to zero maintenance, ensuring long-lasting accuracy and performance.


For reliable, accurate moisture readings, trust in MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors. Unlike other moisture meters, MoistTech’s sensors never drift or require recalibration.


Not only are moisture meters beneficial for quality control, but they can also pay for themselves in less than 30 days.

Moisture Meter Installation

MoistTech moisture meters are easily installed in many different situations. The bracket that comes standard with the sensor can be used on the back or top of the enclosure for mounting purposes with a 1” pipe. Most typical installations are mounted 4-16” (inches) from the product flow to be measured. Changes in product flow can be compensated for using our filtering, dampening, and averaging features.

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Moisture Content Solutions for Soil and Grass

MoistTech moisture sensors can determine when to irrigate and when to stop the irrigation. Our moisture meters 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. Contact us today to learn more. 

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


It is essential to identify where measuring moisture will be the most advantageous in the production process. This data can be used to not only improve the process but also to tie into the existing PLC. Analyzing the moisture measurement data can give insight into how to optimize the production process, allowing for a more efficient and effective overall result. 

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


Integrating a moisture meter into the manufacturing process allows for a closed-loop process to be achieved, making it possible to take proactive measures for moisture control. This is a cost-effective solution to prevent costly downfalls down the line and ensure the quality of the product. 


Our pre-calibrated sensors are designed for an easy plug-and-play operation. Plus, our experts can assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy results to make sure our equipment will perform for you. 


The MoistTech team is here to offer support and service for our moisture meters. Contact us today to be connected with a rep in your area.

Understand the Process

Are you wasting time and energy on batch testing within your production facility? MoistTech provides an on-line solution to measure and control moisture in soil directly on the production line and eliminate downtime and wasted energy from batch testing. See how automated moisture measurement and control can create increased efficiency within the facility instantly!