SoilSentry Key Findings

Across all three case studies, SoilSentry outperforms the average competitor and is safer to handle.

Sugar Beets

Compared to standard PAM products, SoilSentry improves infiltration and is more bio-friendly.

Alfalfa

The Alfalfa field was made more workable with the application of SoilSentry, highlighting the versatility of our product in heavy, medium, and light soils.

Lettuce

SoilSentry helped improve yield by making soil beds more uniform, thereby reducing seed spillage.

Halt Erosion. Conserve Water. Improve Infiltration

Features

Controls erosion

Reduces migration of inputs

Improves soil characteristics

Bio-friendly and safe to handle

Reduces the rate of infiltration loss

Easy and reliable application

Benefits

Reduces top soil loss and, over time, improves soil fertility

Inputs stay where they are placed and runoff is reduced

Less soil compaction means less crusting and better aeration

Protects your investment for future generations

Proper treatment of fields saves time

Better water penetration and more efficient water usage

Sugar Beets Case Study Summary

Advantages:

  • No erosion
  • Reduced crusting
  • Reduced infiltration loss

 

SoilSentry™ was applied to a sugar beet field in the Imperial Valley of California. The initial application* followed a 1″ rainfall from a sudden thunderstorm in the area, which typically averages just 2″ of rainfall per year. Understandably, the farmer was concerned about crop germination since the soil is rather heavy with a high clay content, and easily crusts over after rainfall when dried out by the sun.  SoilSentry™ was applied the day following the rainfall, and the irrigation water was very cloudy with yellow clay washed into the system from rain.  SoilSentry™ successfully flocked out the clay, so it settled out in the irrigation siphon ponds, keeping the clay from sealing off furrows had it flowed onto the field.

In fact,  SoilSentry™ not only stabilized the field to control the erosion, but as a result of adequate subbing across the furrow, prevented the surface from sealing and crusting which allowed the plants to penetrate through the soil. Untreated areas, by contrast, formed a stable hard crust approximately 3/4″ thick after the rainfall. Thanks to  SoilSentry™, the field germinated normally and all furrows had a normal stand.

SoilSentry™ also was applied during the second irrigation, 6 weeks after the initial irrigation, to activate a side-dressed fertilizer application.

Application to Sugar Beet Field
Despite the rain right before the first application, SoilSentry successfully firmed up soil beds and reduced water waste. Here you can see that 25 hours into irrigation, flow off of the furrow is around 20% and water in the head ditch is clear.
4 Weeks After SoilSentry Application
Limited cracking and erosion of soil beds after 4 weeks. The well formed soil beds clearly prevented loss of seed and allowed uniform beds to form.
Contrast against PAM 4 Weeks Later
See here how the soil beds are a little less uniform, more loose, and are showing signs of cracking.
8 Weeks After Initial SoilSentry Application
This photo was taken 8 weeks after the initial application and 2 weeks after the second application
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The Clear Solution to Your Water Sustainability and Erosion Problems

Features

Benefits

Reduces rate of infiltration loss
Better water penetration more efficient water usage, conserves water
Controls erosion
Reduces topsoil loss and over time, improves soil health
Reduces input migration
Reduces run off, inputs stay where they are placed
Less soil compaction
Leads to less crusting and better aeration; improving soil characteristics
Bio-friendly
Safe to handle, protects your investment for future generation
Easy and reliable application
Saves time and ensures field is properly treated

Features

Reduces rate of infiltration loss
Controls erosion
Reduces input migration
Less soil compaction
Bio-friendly
Easy and reliable application

Benefits

Better water penetration more efficient water usage, conserves water
Reduces topsoil loss and over time, improves soil health
Reduces runoff, inputs stay where they are placed
Leads to less crusting and better aeration; improving soil characteristics
Safe to handle, protects your investment for future generation
Saves time and ensures field is properly treated

Halt Erosion. Conserve Water. Improve Infiltration

Features

Benefits

Controls erosion

Reduces top soil loss and, over time, Improves soil fertility

Reduces the rate of infiltration loss

Better water penetration more efficient water usage

Improves soil characteristics

Less soil compaction which leads to less crusting and better aeration

Reduces migration of inputs

Inputs stay where they are placed results in reduced runoff

Easy and reliable application

Saves time and ensures field is properly treated

Bio-friendly and safe to handle

Protects your investment for future generations

Try SoilSentry on Your Crop

Make the switch to SoilSentry and see the difference! Regardless of the irrigation system you use, our product is proven to halt erosion and protect crop yields. Want to learn more before you finalize your purchase? Call us to get the answers you need to make an informed decision.