The Ensay SMM site is in the Gippsland region and network supported by the Gippsland Agricultural Group.
The Agriculture Victoria Soil Moisture Probe network was established ten years ago to test the use of technology used in the irrigation sector in a dryland broadacre cropping setting. Upon the success of this initial trial, the network has expanded to include probes in not only more broadacre cropping paddocks, but sheep, cattle and dairy systems as well.
Information and analysis of data from the soil moisture probe network is formatted into an eNewsletter on a monthly basis in the growing season. Agriculture Victoria Seasonal Risk Agronomist, Dale Boyd, has been producing these eNewsletters for more than six years.
You can sign up for the cropping soil moisture monitoring eNewsletter here: Cropping soil moisture monitoring eNewsletter