Soil Moisture Monitoring in Vineyards - Demonstration (CIG)

This project's goal is demonstrate the use of soil moisture sensors to increase water use efficiency in vineyards in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. Three demonstration growers were assisted in adopting new irrigation management practices through the use of plant, soil, and weather data collection. The content from the demonstration sites were extended to a broader grower audience through tailgate meetings, newsletters, email lists, website, social media, fact sheets, presentations, and trade publications.

Soil Moisture Sensors in Vineyards: Educational Resources

Special Thanks to the Following:

Funding Source

United States Department of Agriculture, Conservation Innovation Grant

Project Duration


Cooperating Vineyards

Opolo Vineyards
Penman Springs Vineyards
Sereno Vista Vineyards

Additional Water Conservation Resources

A compilation of resources on water conservation can be found on our resources page.

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