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Starter Soil Moisture Monitoring Site

Starter Soil Moisture Monitoring Site

Each Starter Soil Moisture Monitoring Site includes a solar-powered Green Brain Logger (Cellular) with three Gypsum Blocks to measure soil moisture tension between 10 and 300 kPa. This method provides the easiest data interpretation to track soil moisture available for plant uptake.

Available in all 11 LGA's

  • Armidale
  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Cabonne
  • Carrathool
  • Griffith
  • Leeton
  • Lismore
  • Moree Plains
  • Narrabri
  • Orange

Subscription Required?

This product requires one of two subscription options.

Monthly Access Fee (Soil Moisture)

60 min measure, 120 min upload

Monthly Access Fee (Weather)

15 min measure, 60 min upload

Crop Type

Suitable for installation as part of a monitoring system in any crop, including:

  • Vines
  • Orchards
  • Field and Row Crops
  • Substrate grown (non-soil media) Crops

Though crop-specific variants have been created to accommodate different mounting infrastructure for different crop types.


Self-install option available

Or select from a Green Brain affiliated installation provider according to your local government area from the list below.

Carathool, Griffith, Leeton

Aquawyse - Ashley Stone

m: 0417 176 339


Cabonne, Orange

Porosity Agricultural Services - Brian Thompson

m: 0418 849 161


Ballina, Byron, Lismore

Ace Ohlsson - Bangalow

p: 02 5666 1500


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  • Communication

    • Cellular LTE Cat-M1
    • Band 28 (700 MHz)
  • Data Upload

    • Secure HTTPS upload direct to Green Brain
    • Remotely configurable over-the-air
    • Remote diagnostics
  • Inputs

    • Single SDI-12 input
    • Daisy-chaining expansion enables any number of additional sensor connections
    • Signal converters used to standardise other sensors into SDI-12 backbone
  • Power Supply

    • 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery
    • 0.9 Watt Solar Panel
    • Over-charge, discharge and temperature protection
  • Storage

    • MicroSD card (8+ GB)
    • Logging Capacity: Lifetime storage with historical backup when out of range
  • Logging and Upload Frequency

    • Configurable, default hourly sensor reads, two-hourly uploads
    • Green Brain Access Fees vary for different upload frequencies
  • Environmental

    • Operating Temperature: -25°C to +85°C
  • SIM

    • Micro SIM (3FF)
  • Enclosure

    • IP65 Enclosure
    • Dimensions: 197 mm H, 92 mm W, 54 mm D
  • Field Setup

    • RGB LED indicator - shows power-up, GPS fix, network connection and upload.