A standalone tool that's a perfect complement to an existing POGO system. Perfect for spot-checking moisture, salinity and canopy temperature. Less than the cost of a typical moisture-only sensor.
Both the POGO Pro and POGO mini have a patented sensor that has been depended on by the USDA, NOAA, leading irrigation companies, and many universities for over 20 years.
POGO measures ALL 4 of the most influential variables governing turf performance. It's the interaction of these 4 parameters which gives the accuracy of POGO's prescriptions. For instance, low moisture content doesn't necessarily mean water should be applied.
The sensor is based on a unique technology called "Coaxial Impedance Dielectric Reflectometry", which also provides additional benefits. One is precision: the predominant moisture and salinity exchange within the rootzone of all types of turf systems occurs in the top 2”to 2.5”* (5cm to 6.4cm). The short tines measure only this depth, which maximizes precision.
The strong 3.18mm (1/8”) diameter stainless steel tines are built to withstand the rigors of everyday use in turfgrass systems, resisting bending and breaks through thousands of insertions while maintaining precision and accuracy.
Patented sensing technology results in consistent accuracy and precision in all turf and soil types with no maintenance. Unlike other soil sensors, this means you don't need to calibrate it to get full accuracy.
Since not all ions give off the same EC for every 1 ppm of their presence, the salinity index (salinity concentration) allows us to see more insight as to the true affects of salinity on turf at that moment.
A. If you fertilize, you manage EC. Any turf stress may be because of a salinity problem or its effect on other measured variables. You won’t know if it’s from too much or too little water, increasing or decreasing salinity activity, inefficient nutrient applications or the combination of several variables. The best way to understand, avoid and manage turf stress is to measure the three most influencing variables that cause it while trending this information over time. See issues before symptoms appear!