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Interdigitated electrode capacitive fringing field sensors have been utilized in numerous applications. Although various technologies are used to realize these types of sensors, printed circuit board technology is particularly advantageous for realizing this type of sensor through fabricating the interdigitated electrode structures in the patterned Cu foil. Additionally, the solder mask coating can insulate the electrodes to prevent shorting in the presence of water. Using this approach, prototype sensors were designed, simulated, fabricated, and successfully evaluated. Applications include water detection and quantity measurement and soil moisture content measurement.