Soil Moisture Sensors and Display

Aquaflex is a Time Domain Transmissivity (TDT) soil moisture tape.

Aquaflex was scientifically developed in 2000 by Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand, to achieve a single goal – To be the most accurate insitu soil moisture and temperature sensing device on the market – and it is!

The One Centre Axis screenshot of Aquaflex screen operating on a farm
Aquaflex- Soil Moisture sensor logo
Aquaflex- accurate soil moisture solution

The 3-metre-long top sensor strip is designed to measure six litres (370 cubic inches) of soil and along the depth of the soil horizon in the root area.

Aquaflex- compatible soil moisture solution

Data can be downloaded and viewed in various ways. We have an option for every situation.  

Aquaflex- durable soil moisture solution

The flexible Aquaflex sensor can be installed in any soil type and in many configurations. The sensor can easily be removed and re-installed if required.

Aquaflex- flexible soil moisture solution

Quality components and production processes result in a robust and reliable product that will provide many years of service.

To achieve this goal, certain design features make the Aquaflex the standout in the field:

  • The largest soil sample reference area on the market today (6ltrs or 370 cubic inches)

  • Highly sensitive TDT technology that is highly accurate in all soil conditions

  • Multiple installation methods to capture the right data

  • Uniquely adaptable to different cropping, orchard, vine, and irrigation systems types

  • The longest serving insitu sensor in New Zealand (Our oldest Aquaflex is 20yrs old and going strong).

Computer screens showing Aquaflex soil moisture sensors connected to the 3M Aquaflex tape in the soil

Data available 24/7

Screenshot of Aquaflex screen on Onfarm Data's cloud based platform, the One Centre Axis

Powered by Onfarm Data’s One Centre Axis, Aquaflex can not only display your current soil moisture status but also predict your future irrigation needs up to seven days out. Unique predictive scheduling tools allow you to model the outcome of differing irrigation amounts allowing you to precisely target the right amount of water, in the right place, at the right time.