This sensor provides data on air temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.
Benefit: Provides chill hours which can be used to take the appropriate actions. In addition, data can be used to warn for frost conditions.
Wind Speed & Direction
This sensor provides wind speed and direction data. Monitoring of wind speed and direction is used for determining optimal timing for spraying and irrigation.
Benefit: Irrigation and spraying cost reductions. In addition, the seed sowing direction will be easier to determine given the wind direction.
The pyranometer is a sensor that measures global shortwave radiation (sunlight). This information is used for predicting water requirements, planning irrigation, and crop selection.
Benefit: Knowing the levels of sunlight is important for planting the correct crops and optimally irrigating them.
The sensor provides data about dew, rain, and overhead irrigation for leafy plants. This meteorological measurement is very important for estimating pest-inducing factor.
Benefit: Optimizing sprinkler irrigation, and observation of applied pesticide wash-off. Additionally, monitoring of events such as frost, dew, and moisture for predicting pests.
Soil moisture sensor is used to measure the moisture and temperature at different levels of soil. By measuring the moisture in the soil, the ideal irrigation levels can be determined, minimizing water costs. Furthermore, by not over watering, the plants will not be damaged, and fertilizer levels will not be decreased.
Benefit: Daily photosynthesis levels can be more easily measured for efficient crop cultivation and efficient harvesting.
Soil Electrical Conductivity
The sensor measures the salt and fertilizer levels in the soil so that fertilizer use can be optimized. It also measures the humidity & temperature of the soil.
The sensor is used to measure the amount of water that passes through an irrigation line.
Benefit: Provides real time statistics about stop and start time of each irrigation along with the amount of water than run through it.
This sensor measures the amount of rainfall. Local weather forecasts may not be a reliable source of information for your field. Rainfall monitoring is very important for determining irrigation levels and correct harvest time.
Benefit: By measuring the amount of precipitation, unnecessary irrigation can be prevented & fertilizer loss from run-off can be monitored.