soil moisture sensors market

Soil Moisture Sensors Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Sensor; By Application (Agriculture, Construction and Mining, Residential, Forestry, Landscaping and Ground Care, Research Studies, Sports, Weather Forecasting), By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Pages: 118
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2207
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018 - 2020

Report Summary

The global soil moisture sensors market was valued at USD 167.4 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.6% during the forecast period. The global market is being driven due to a surge in the adoption of smart agricultural equipment and an increase in research efforts in agriculture and the environment. The introduction of soilless agricultural practices, on the other hand, is impeding the expansion of the industry. The development of wireless loam moisture sensors, on the other hand, is likely to provide lucrative chances for the global market's growth throughout the forecast period.

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Soil moisture detectors are a common agricultural tool for determining the volumetric water content of the loam. Farmers can use loam moisture monitors to make precise selections while planning agricultural activities. Furthermore, conservationists can utilize these detectors to determine drought conditions and analyze the biodiversity in a specific location. They're also crucial in loam water profiling, civil engineering, pollution monitoring, and forestry. Given these considerations, the global soil moisture detector industry is expected to rise steadily throughout the forecast period.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Soil monitoring has caught the interest of progressive farmers in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, Denmark, Australia, and other economies. Farmers are increasingly using loam monitoring in irrigation operations since it can help them obtain the highest crop quality and yields. Over-irrigation of a field causes a shallow root pattern, which impacts the nutrients that are washed away from the loam, lowering crop quality. Soil monitoring has grown increasingly vital as the world's population grows, potentially resulting in food shortages.

To address the threat of food security for future generations, the farming community is under extreme pressure to increase agricultural productivity in various methods. Here, technology plays an essential role in increasing crop yield per acre. To promote appropriate crop development, inputs to the loam must be carefully managed. Good irrigation or water management practices, such as using a loam detector to monitor the water level in the loam, can help boost yields and improve crop quality. The use of these detectors makes farming more profitable by assisting in water and energy conservation and significant cost savings, thereby boosting product growth.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented on the basis of sensors, connectivity, application, and region.

By Sensors

By Connectivity

By Application

By Region

  • Volumetric Soil Moisture Sensors
    • Capacitance
    • Probes
    • Time Domain Transmissometry (TDT)
  • Soil Water Potential Sensors
    • Gypsum Blocks
    • Tensiometers
    • Granular Matrix
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Agriculture
  • Construction and Mining
  • Residential
  • Forestry
  • Landscaping and Ground Care
  • Research Studies
  • Sports
  • Weather Forecasting
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Insight by Sensors

Soil water potential detectors led the market in 2021, owing to their low cost, ease of use, accuracy, and low maintenance requirements. Gypsum blocks, tensiometers, and granular matrix detectors form the segment. Tensiometers are used to measure the tension between loam particles and water molecules, and they accounted for the majority of the market share in 2021. Tensiometers are simple to connect into an irrigation system, require little maintenance, and are utilized when a crop's water consumption is high.

Volumetric loam detectors are estimated to rise significantly during the forecast period, as they provide farmers with more precise and immediate data and require less calibration during installation. Different volumetric detectors on the market include probes, capacitance detectors, and time-domain transmissometer (TDT) sensors. Capacitive sensors, rather than resistive sensors, use capacitive sensing to determine the moisture level in the loam. The device is built of corrosion-resistant material, which keeps it from corroding. Further, the volumetric loam moisture detector allows users to take accurate and repeatable loam moisture measurements, making them excellent for applications in agricultural science, loam science, environmental science, horticulture, biology, botany, and other fields.

Insight by Connectivity

In 2021, wired detectors led the global market. Maintenance costs, personnel costs, and inflexibility in remote accessibility are issues with this product. Further, it can be used for experiments and research purposes in the field of horticulture, botany, agricultural science, biology, and environmental science. Over the forecast period, the wireless loam moisture sensor segment is expected to increase fastest. They're increasingly being utilized to detect volumetric water content in the loam remotely.

Geographic Overview

Geographically, North America is dominating region in terms of revenue in the global market owing to the massive pandemic situation in the region. The market has grown due to increased sensor usage in the agriculture and sports industries in the region. Soil moisture sensor producers such as Campbell Scientific, Inc. and The Toro Company are based in the U.S. The market is likely to be driven by strict environmental restrictions and large and small farm operators' growing use of precision farming and yield monitoring technologies to increase field production.

Moreover, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness substantial growth in the global soil moisture sensors market with the fastest CAGR growth. The industry has grown as farmers in the region have become more aware of the benefits of using soil moisture sensors. Furthermore, the availability of vast swaths of fertile land in nations like China and India is likely to boost the use of soil moisture sensors. Furthermore, the growing worry about soil health in the region is boosting the market's growth. Because of favorable government policies and expanding farmer discretionary income, countries like Japan, Australia, India, and China are likely to generate significant revenue.

Competitive Insight

Some of the players operating in the global soil moisture sensors market include Acclima, Inc., Campbell Scientific Inc., Delta-T Devices Ltd, Irrometer Company, Inc., METER Group, Inc., OTT Hydromet GmbH, SDEC, Sentek, Smartcultiva Corporation, Spectrum Technologies, Inc., Spiio, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc., Toro Company, Trellis, and Vegetronix Inc.

Soil Moisture Sensors Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2021

USD 167.4 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 544.0 million


14.6% from 2022 - 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Sensors, By Connectivity, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

Acclima, Inc., Campbell Scientific Inc., Delta-T Devices Ltd, Irrometer Company, Inc., METER Group, Inc., OTT Hydromet GmbH, SDEC, Sentek, Smartcultiva Corporation, Spectrum Technologies, Inc., Spiio, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc., Toro Company, Trellis, and Vegetronix Inc.

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