As a farmer, you cannot control the weather, but you must be ready to react. Weather conditions play a huge role in decision-making and relying upon weather reports from 10+ miles away can have a negative influence on crop yield.
With an AgSense weather station, you have pinpoint accuracy of weather conditions and can even set alerts to let you know when certain conditions are present. Farm weather conditions can vary significantly from other sources that are likely based in town.
When irrigating, growers can watch the trends of the temperature, wind speed and direction to compensate for those conditions. With information from a rain bucket, growers know actual rainfall amounts and understand the needs of the crop while conserving time, water and energy. That is the Power of Knowing.
When spraying crops, wind conditions are more important than ever to keep the expensive chemical where you NEED it. Operators can monitor the wind speed and direction via their AgSense app, delivering consistent application without jeopardizing their neighbors’ farming practices.
Temperature, wind conditions and relative humidity all play a role in deciding when to harvest. Instead of driving to the field to check the conditions, growers can set alerts to notify them when conditions are favorable for their equipment.
With AgSense reporting, growers can use historical data along with irrigation, chemical application and yields to pinpoint areas for improved crop performance.
Onsite weather conditions are also beneficial when producers are required by various regulatory agencies to maintain weather records for their operation. With an AgSense Weather Station, all of the data is stored to assist with maintaining records and planning for the future.
When you are making decisions based upon on-farm weather conditions, AgSense helps you get in the field at the right time and spend more valuable time with your family.
Written by AgSense.