The global Soil Moisture Sensor Market to 2025 by Type (Volumetric Soil Moisture Sensor and Soil Water Potential Sensor), End-user Verticals (Agriculture, Sports Turf, Landscaping and Ground Care, Forestry and Others) – Global Analysis and Forecast. The scope of study involves understanding on the factors responsible for this growth of Soil Moisture Sensor market along with the estimates and forecasts of the revenue and market share analysis and also spots the significant Soil Moisture Sensor players in the market and their key developments.

Soil Moisture Market to 2025 – Global Analysis and Forecast by Type, End-user vertical, Soil Moisture Sensor market is expected to grow US$ 288.3 Mn by 2025 from US$ 99.3 Mn in 2016. Soil Moisture Sensor is used to measure the water content in the soil. The measurement of soil water potential is the measurement of the amount of energy available in the soil to do work. Or, to put it more intuitively, it is the amount of energy required for a plant to perform work in order to extract moisture from the soil.

Based on types, the soil moisture sensor market is segmented into volumetric soil moisture sensors and soil water potential sensors. The volumetric moisture sensors accounted for the largest share in the global market in 2016. Volumetric soil moisture sensors are used for measuring water content of the soil by using properties of soil such as dielectric constant, electrical resistance or interactions with neutrons. These devices enable the users to make a reliable and accurate soil moisture measurements thus, making it ideal for applications related to soil science,environmental science, agricultural science, horticulture, biology, botany and others.

Based on end users, the market is segmented into agriculture, sports turf, landscaping and ground care, forestry and others. In 2016, the agriculture segment accounted for a larger share in the global market. In farming, water plays a very critical role. The water resources and optimum usage of water is a key driving force in irrigation. Efficient irrigation watering not only helps in saving water but also reduces dependency on fertilizers and accomplish better plant yield and enhances the crop quality. Also, the soil moisture sensors assist farmers to decide on irrigation scheduling. Irrigation scheduling helps determine the correct frequency and duration of watering. Moreover, it helps reduce damages on-farm from leaking pipes or equipment. Soil moisture sensors thus help to conserve water by guiding the grower to apply right amount required for optimum crop growth throughout the growing season.

In the present scenario, water scarcity is one of the major issues being faced by nations across the globe. Agriculture being the major consumer of water for irrigating crops, is estimated to consume more than 60% of the total world's fresh water reserves. Hence, some system is required in order to efficiently manage the water consumption in agriculture. Smart irrigation systems here play a critical role, with application of more efficient irrigation techniques which reduce the water consumption as well as help in increasing crop production.

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Several laboratory and field measurement approaches including remote sensing are available to measure soil moisture content, soil moisture sensor has been identified as one of the most efficient technique to optimize irrigation and increase farm productivity. The soil moisture sensor can reduce outdoor water consumption up to 62% over traditional irrigation methods. Government push towards utilization of advanced irrigation techniques is expected to increase the adoption of soil moisture sensor. In order to protect farmers from growing stress of extreme weather and climate change, private and government regulatory bodies are taking significant measures to promote the use of advanced irrigation techniques. Further, product accessibility to channel for advertising and distribution is also influencing the growth of the market. For instance, NGOs are working in closely with small-scale farmers to enhance agricultural productivity by implementing modern tools and technology and providing training in modern farming practices.

The global soil moisture sensor market by geography is segmented into five regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America is expected to account for the largest share of the global soil moisture sensor market in 2016, followed by Europe. Germany and UK being two key countries in Europe region which will lead soil moisture sensor market in this region and is also expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. The report profiles key players such as The Toro Company, Acclima Inc., Decagon Devices, Campbell Scientific, Inc., and Imko Micromodultechnik Gmbh.

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