Weather conditions can have the greatest effect on determining the feasibility and profitability of a crop. Plants process sunlight energy and synthesize carbohydrates to nurture, nourish, and sustain tissues and fruits. Ideal weather conditions during the growing season encourage optimal crop production; however, unsuitable weather conditions can negatively influence plant growth and adversely affect crop production.
Monitoring weather parameters provides information on the conditions the crop has experienced. Close monitoring of weather parameters enables producers to optimally manage their crops in response to ideal growing conditions or stress factors. Whether these conditions will enhance or adversely affect crop production can be ascertained through grower experience, statistical manipulation, and the implementation of modeling tools. This information can then be disseminated and utilized to assist with management decisions on enhancing crop production and strategic yield and harvest forecasts.
Automated monitoring stations are an extremely accurate means of acquiring data on microclimatic variations and local weather extremes. Their portable nature means that installation within fields generates precise records of the weather conditions experienced by a crop. This, coupled with the benefit of continuous automated monitoring every 15 minutes, provides comprehensive information that can be pro-actively utilized for management purposes.
SensorSentry™ CropSense™ sets a new standard in trouble-free, precise weather monitoring. Accurately tracking field conditions has never been easier.
Furthermore, the intelligent partnership of CropSense and TeleSense enables you to set specific thresholds for each weather parameter, so that when these limits are exceeded an SMS is immediately sent to your mobile phone warning of this. This innovative feature is an exciting attribute that has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of your crops being damaged from adverse weather effects. The SensorSentry remote monitoring solution provides real-time frost monitoring alarms and live warnings of when weather conditions are unsuitable for spraying (temperature, wind, leaf wetness, etc).