The Global Soil Moisture Monitoring System Market was worth US$ 418 million in 2021, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 865 million by the end of 2027, expanding at an annual growth rate of 12.9% between 2022 and 2027.
A soil monitoring system is a system that is used to measure or monitor volumetric water content in soil. By combing effective irrigation management strategies with more efficient irrigation systems and soil monitoring systems helps producers to use water more efficiently and reduce energy used in irrigation. Excessive irrigation not only increases the cost of production from additional pumping and electricity used but also causes excessive fertilizer to runoff and leaching, without an economic increase in production. And on the other hand, providing insufficient water for the crops limits transpiration photosynthesis and, in turn, hinders crop growth and reduces yields and crop quality.
The soil monitoring system includes hardware and software for measuring water content presence in soil. The various types of soil moisture monitoring system present in market include Sensing & Imagery, Ground-based Sensing, Robotics and Telematics. The soil monitoring system is used in both agricultural and non-agricultural applications. In Agricultural soil moisture monitoring system plays a vital role in optimal quality crop production and also helps in reducing the extra cost like water bill for irrigation, labor cost, urea ad other fertilizer cost etc. Due to increasing technological advancements, government of several countries around the globe are investing on digitization of agricultural
Moreover, governments are providing subsidiary to farmers to adopt different systems to maximize quality crop. Thus the technological advancement and governmental support drives the growth global soil moisture monitoring system in period between 2022 and 2027.
The driving force of the Soil Moisture Monitoring System Market is surging need of advanced technique for measuring soil moisture in order to get good crops. In countries like U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, Denmark, and Australia, the progressive farmers has shown their interest in soil monitoring for improving the soil quality and better crop yielding. Thus farmers in several countries are adopting soil monitoring system for maintain soil quality and getting maximum yields. The soil moisture monitoring system prevents over irrigation of fields by measuring soil moisture content. If the soil gets over watered, the nutrients present in the soil get washes off that affect the quality of the crop. Due to increasing crop quality and production, the demand of soil monitoring system is increasing which fuels the growth of the market.
The rising focus of key players on developing advanced soil moisture monitoring system in order to monitor the soil moisture for agricultural and non- agricultural requirements. The increasing awareness and adoption of automated soil monitoring systems helps in getting good quality and maximum yields and also reduce labor cost and minimize the damage to soil quality. These automated soil monitoring systems proved as a blessing at these COVID situation. Owing to these factors the demand of automated soil monitoring devices will increase which drives the growth of market in projected period. Additionally, government is providing support for digitizing agriculture increases the demand of digital devices for soil moisture monitoring drives the growth of the market.
The rising government and company’s effort to promote sustainable agricultural practices propels the growth of the market. Furthermore, the surging call to preserve soil quality, stringent government regulations pertaining ecological stability and growing need for improving farm productivity to feed rising population are some of the key factors that propels the growth of the global soil moisture monitoring system market.
The soil spatial variability is key factor hindering the development of soil monitoring market due to the spatial variability of soil; it is not viable to monitor every single parameter to represent wide areas primarily include grounds and farms.
The hardware segment is going to boost the market growth during the forecast period due to increasing penetration of soil monitoring devices such as soil sensor, soil scanner, weather stations and other devices for soil monitoring. These devices need a best quality hardware which can withstand with different environmental conditions thus the demand of quality hardware for monitoring system is increasing which in turn drives the growth of the market.
Ground based monitoring system is dominating the market during the forecast period due to increasing adoption of sensor and other monitoring devices that has been in demand by the progressive farmers around the globe. Thus, this device has several benefits which enable the growers to provide site specific input to crops. The telematics and robotics is expected to dominate the market because farmers are facing major challenges like labor crisis and associated costs in order to overcome this challenge, the demand of automated monitoring system such as robotics and telematics is increasing which will further drives the growth of soil moisture monitoring system market in near future.
The soil moisture monitoring system plays a vital role in agricultural applications. The soil moisture monitoring systems helps in providing good irrigation management. Through good irrigation management, irrigator can get good crop, use fewer inputs and increase profitability. Soil moisture sensor help irrigator to understand what is happening in the root zone of a crop. Thus, agriculture segment drives the demand of soil moisture monitoring system in market during forecast period between 2022 and 2027.
The Global Soil Moisture Monitoring System Market has been categorized in four regions:
Americas (North America and South America) is the largest contributor in the growth of Soil Moisture Monitoring System due to increasing awareness and adoption of soil monitoring technology for enhancing production and quality of the crops. Several countries in this region are investing more on technology advanced agriculture. The shortage of labor in this region has led farmers to adopt remote sensing imagery devices which will further boost the demand of advance technology-based soil moisture monitoring system. Thus, increasing adoption of automated devices boost the growth of soil moisture monitoring system market in forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness a fast growth during the forecast period between 2022 and 2027. The huge adoption of ground-base and sensing imagery systems for soil monitoring for proper plant formation and high crop yielding are some of the major factors that drives the growth of soil monitoring system in market. In Asia-Pacific region, countries like India, China, Japan and Australia have promising growth prospectus in the soil moisture monitoring market due to presence various international and domestic players in soil monitoring field. Additionally, in APAC region, the governing bodies of several countries are providing strong support for digitizing agriculture to improve quality and productivity of crops. Thus, government support and investment for increasing crop quality, productivity by using advanced technology propels the growth of soil moisture monitoring market in forecast period.
Anritsu Corporation had the largest share of the world’s Soil Moisture Monitoring System in terms of sales revenue in 2018.
The Global Soil Moisture Monitoring System Market has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to COVID-19 global factories have struggled to assimilate new soil moisture monitoring system because workers have stayed at their homes, which disrupted the global supply chains and affect the global market. Due to strict lock down and preventions like social distancing has imposed which resulted to labor crisis which has affected agriculture sector as well as the crops. But due to COVID-19, the technological advanced soil monitoring devices like robotics and telematics in order to overcome challenges like the labor as well as getting more accurate results by adopting automated soil monitoring devices and likely to be less affected by diseases like COVID. Therefore, the demand of advanced soil moisture monitoring devices will increase which will drives the growth of the market in forecast period.
Some of the leading companies operating in the Global Soil Moisture Monitoring System Market are:
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