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Soilmoisture Equipment Corp.

Every day, universities, colleges, government agencies, commercial agriculture and industry around the world rely on Soilmoisture agronomic equipment. Over the years we have built a worldwide network of dealers to serve your local needs. From our location in Santa Barbara, California's beautiful central coast, we have reputation of service and quality instrumentation that spans over a half a century of innovation.

It all began over 50 years ago when our founder, P.E. Skaling, joined the staff of the U.S. Salinity Laboratory in Riverside, California. While there, he participated in soils/moisture research, and built the first Pressure Membrane Extractor and First Tensiometers (an instrument that is now accepted and used on a global basis).

The Pressure Membrane Extractor, and subsequent ceramic plate extractors, first commercially available from Soilmoisture, made it possible to characterize the moisture-holding capacities of soils. Our revolutionary tools radically transformed irrigation practices, allowing for the establishment of soil-moisture standards now used worldwide

Soilmoisture continues the tradition of being the first to develop new technologies. One such technology is Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR); a process that measures the dielectric constant of materials to derive moisture content. We began our work on this new technology in 1984, and since then we have developed the world's most complete TDR instrument system.

This company is rich in adding new and innovative instrumentation and techniques to research community..