Image of a Soil Moisture Probe for Moisture Deficiency

Working alongside Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (ASFC), Olds College is conducting research to determine if soil moisture measurements captured by soil sensing probes can be used in the estimations of forage yield potential.

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Analyzing Soil Moisture Probe Measurements for Moisture Deficiency

Image of a Soil Moisture Probe for Moisture Deficiency

Working alongside Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (ASFC), Olds College is conducting research to determine if soil moisture measurements captured by soil sensing probes can be used in the estimations of forage yield potential.

This research will provide learning opportunities for AFSC in support of their Moisture Deficiency Insurance (MDI) Program, which compensates participating producers who experience low forage production due to a lack of soil moisture. Quantifying soil moisture may more easily enable all influencing factors — precipitation, temperature, humidity, solar radiation, wind, and soil properties — to be considered for MDI claims.

Funders/Partners: AFSC