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Fundamental Soil Measurements

ICT International pioneered soil moisture measurement systems for agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture in Australia. This can be seen in the many case studies that were undertaken during the 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s that are linked below as tapplication notes.

Examples of these fundamental soil measurements can be seen in the application notes, case studies, and newsletters that ICT International produced during those early years.

ICT International drew upon their knowledge, in particular that of Dr Peter Cull, the owner and founder of ICT International, to present application notes such as “ICT227 Soil Moisture Measurement Instrumentation” which detailed the different technologies available. Of these technologies, many are still available, and ICT International still supply TDR soil moisture sensors and support the Neutron Probe.

Even in the late 1980s, ICT International were developing software solution to work with sensors. “The Probe” software was designed to work on a PC or a Mac, with data from the Neutron Probe. These have been presented in application notes such as “ICT226 Integrated Crop And Soil Management Software” (1993, with data back to 1987).

During the 1990s, ICT International worked with ground truthing aerial remote sensing data; examples such as “ICT701 Using Multispectral Radiometers to Ground Truth Aerial Video Imagery” and “ICT702 Hand Held Remote Sensing Instrumentation“.

Grouped in broad categories, these application notes date back to the mid-1980s. They are prefaced with a brief introduction to the topic and key points for each application note.