Dec 28, 2020
Spectrum Technologies releases FieldScout TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter

Spectrum Technologies Inc. has extended its product offering with the release of the TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter.

According to a news release, the new model enhances the well-adopted TDR product line, which sets the industry standard for portable soil moisture measurement for optimizing irrigation scheduling.  It is the perfect tool for irrigated row crop and vegetable growers who are looking to capture soil moisture spot measurements for effective irrigation scheduling.

The TDR 250 measures soil moisture (volumetric water content) in less than a second, with settings for standard, hi-clay, or sand texture soils. With a rugged T-handle frame and exclusive LCD display, the user-friendly TDR can capture accurate spot measurements across the field.  All of Spectrum’s TDR meters offer interchangeable soil probes at varying lengths, so customers can choose the best option for their crops’ root zones.

“Spectrum Technologies is responding to what the agriculture market has been asking for,” said Mike Thurow, president and CEO. “The TDR 250 has been specially designed for growers of irrigated crops who desire an affordable solution to measuring soil moisture.  It’s portable, quick, and simple to use.”

Through use of the TDR 250, growers can schedule irrigation more objectively and conserve water and energy.  The result is consistently higher yields and crop quality.

Spectrum Technologies Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Aurora, Ill. The company manufactures and distributes affordable, leading-edge plant measurement technology to agricultural, horticultural, environmental and turf markets throughout the world, serving more than 14,000 customers in over 80 countries. Spectrum Technologies’ brands include: WatchDog®, FieldScout, WaterScout, DataScout, LightScout and SpecConnect.

Spectrum has received 25 AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, which demonstrates the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

For more information, call 815-436-4440 or visit

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