Spectrum Technologies releases FieldScout TDR 250

Spectrum Technologies releases FieldScout TDR 250: Spectrum Technologies, Inc., extends its broad product offering with the release of the FieldScout® TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter.

The new model enhances the well-adopted TDR product line, which sets the industry standard for optimal irrigation and achieving consistent playing conditions.  It is the perfect tool for turf managers who are looking to capture spot measurements for hand-watering or syringing greens for consistent turf health and quality.

Spectrum Technologies releases FieldScout TDR 250

Spectrum Technologies releases FieldScout TDR 250

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 measurements across the green or sports field. Data logs (up to 124,000 measurements) can then be downloaded and transferred via a USB flash drive.  All of Spectrum®’s TDR meters offer interchangeable soil probes at varying lengths, so customers can choose the best option for their turf root zone.

“Spectrum Technologies is responding to what the turf market has been asking for,” says Mike Thurow, President and CEO. “The TDR 250 has been specially designed for courses with lower maintenance budgets.  With the TDR 250, turf managers will receive Spectrum’s precision measurement technology while investing 20 percent less.”

Through use of the TDR 250, golf course managers can conserve water and reduce labor costs.  Data can objectively be collected, resulting in more effective decision-making around irrigation and pesticide scheduling. The result is optimized playing conditions and less stress on course management staff.

About Spectrum® Technologies

Spectrum® Technologies was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. 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 more than 80 countries. Spectrum® Technologies brands include: WatchDog®, FieldScout®, WaterScout®, DataScout®, LightScout® and SpecConnect™. Spectrum has won 25 AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, which demonstrates the company’s deep commitment to innovation and quality.

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