I am looking at ways to control the water given to my 9 - 12 months Guava / Mango Plants.Our water has more salt content and current watering practice is leading to leaf scorching and in the process we are loosing some plants
I have looked at option of using water meters and this calls for an investment of about Rs 60,000 to monitor the water given to 6 plots.(Kranti water meter around Rs 9,000) I feel this investment is on higher side and at the same time, i am not sure of how well these water meters work.
Someone suggested me to use Tensiometer to measure the soil moisture and control the water supplied. However, calibration of tensiometer and measuring the soil moisture looked too cumbersome for the people working in the farm.
I have seen some soil moisture Meters on ebay & Amazon. They seems to be more suitable for gardens and not for agriculture purpose.
I am not looking for fully automated systems as they don’t fit into my budget.
Is anyone using Soil moisture meters / water meters to control the water? Can you share your experience and suggestions?