Soil Moisture Monitoring – Cropping
The Rain and Grain Project, with the use of Soil Moisture Monitoring (SMM) probes, provides real time soil water content data. They record soil water content at one source point from 30cm down to 1 metre as a reference point for a paddock.
Monitoring sites have been commissioned in cropping regions throughout Victoria by the department.
We regularly publish our updated findings in the SMM newsletter.
Subscribe to our SMM newsletter
Contact Dale Boyd with any questions about the SMM updates.
More information on the SMM program in dryland cropping can be found on our Soil moisture monitoring in dryland cropping areas page.
Agriculture Victoria Soil Moisture Monitoring sites
Includes recently installed SMM probes on higher rainfall farms.
Soil Moisture Monitoring Sites: Werrimul, Ouyen, Speed, Kerang, Birchip, Normanville, Bangerang, Lah, Taylors Lakes, Coonooer Bridge, Elmore, Raywood, Youanmite, Hamilton, Lake Bolac, Sale.
Access the data
Intelliweb provides access to the data recorded by these probes and rain gauges. This data includes information on soil moisture movement, soil temperature and rainfall events.