Small suspended particles, which are picked up by irrigation water as it runs down the furrow, are attracted to the product dissolved in the water. When enough of these small particles surround the SoilSentry carbohydrate-based polymer, a stable aggregate is formed which drops from the water stream. These aggregates then “stack up” on each other to form a permeable zone on top of the soil, allowing water and air to penetrate. Since there are no fine particles to fill the void spaces, it prevents the soil from sealing over.
Spray Irrigation: Add by injection
Gravity Irrigation: Add via battery box in head ditch
Fields with slope of 2% or less: 10 gallons of SoilSentry per acre. Refer to label for specific rate information.
Fields with slope greater than 2%: 10 to 30 gallons of SoilSentry per acre based on soil type, slope severity, and rate of water application.
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Controls Erosion: Reduces topsoil loss and with time, improves soil fertility
Increase Infiltration: More efficient water usage and better water absorption
Improves Soil Composition: Less soil compaction/less crusting/better aeration
Bio-friendly and safe to handle: Protects your investment for future generations
When SoilSentry is integrated in to the sprinkler water, the carbohydrate-based polymer in the product attracts the dislodged fine particles. Stable aggregates are then formed, creating a permeable network on top of the soil. Since the fines are no longer available to seal off interstitial spaces, water penetrates more freely and less runs off into the furrow. The result is that the soil remains crumbly and manageable, instead of glazing over and forming a hard crust.