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Water Holding Capacity Assessment

Water holding capacity is an essential soil moisture parameter for irrigation design irrigation, management, field calibration and ground truthing of EM scanning maps, and input to the Overseer model. 

HydroServices has expertise, experience and soil moisture data base to carry out water holding capacity assessment:

  • Soil profiles inspected, classified and evaluated for quality characteristics (structure, porosity, biological activity).

  • The suitability of the soil for the intended purpose can be assessed and reported.

  • Neutron probe and tensiometer measurements of soil moisture in 10cm layers from the soil surface to a depth of to 1 to 1.2 metres can be made and field capacity and wilting point determined from a unique soil moisture release or pF curve.

  • The depth of the soil moisture measurements depends on soil type and crop to be grown, and the final purpose of the soil moisture assessments.

  • The measurements are made in situ – no destructive soil sampling, no disturbed samples, no laboratory analysis.

  • Different soil types and variations can be easily, rapidly and precisely measured and reported.

Water Holding Capacity work, Awatere Valley in Marlborough

Irrigation Management Contacts

Phil Neill
Manager, Irrigation Management
M: 027 457 9863
P: +64 3 341 0970
phil@hydroservices.co.nz

Mark Fitzgibbon
Mid/South Canterbury Area Manager
M: 027 457 0413
P: +64 3 341 0970
mark@hydroservices.co.nz
Job Quantock
North Canterbury Area Manager
M: 027 534 3886
P: +64 3 341 0970
job@hydroservices.co.nz

Melanie Smith
North Island Area Manager
21 Ruahapia Road, RD 2
Hastings 4172
M: 027 444 7349
P: +64 6 873 4045
melanie@hydroservices.co.nz
SCHEDULING ORDER FORM

Please note emailed reports require rainfall and irrigation records emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and broadband is an advantage.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Payment must be made by the 20th of the month following the date of the invoice, unless prior arrangement for extended credit has been made. Interest of 18% will be charged monthly on overdue accounts. Debt collection will be taken at the discretion of HydroServices Limited after 60 days. This cost will be added to your account. Any instructions received by HydroServices from the client for the supply of our services, shall constitute acceptance of the temrs and conditions contained above.
SCHEDULING ORDER FORM

Please note emailed reports require rainfall and irrigation records emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and broadband is an advantage.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Payment must be made by the 20th of the month following the date of the invoice, unless prior arrangement for extended credit has been made. Interest of 18% will be charged monthly on overdue accounts. Debt collection will be taken at the discretion of HydroServices Limited after 60 days. This cost will be added to your account. Any instructions received by HydroServices from the client for the supply of our services, shall constitute acceptance of the temrs and conditions contained above.