Advantages of weather station

This evolution of technology and remote data transmission makes it easier to access weather updates. These data are once reserved for large organizations, but now it’s becoming accessible, particularly for farmers. Weather forecasts can be easily seen on the Internet. However, it is more challenging to find meteorological data for a certain period and area.

Advantages of weather station

A well-installed and positioned weather station is a mine of information for the farmer. This is because it allows monitoring and carrying out preventive actions regarding changes in temperature, rain, and wind speed. Along with its field observations, it is an increasingly essential tool for decision-making in the agricultural world.

Why a weather station?

The weather station is the device that collects the measurement data of the different variables that influence the atmospheric phenomena and the climate of a certain region. With advances in technology, it is increasingly easier to predict over time what the weather will be like in the coming days, making it easier for the farmer to harvest his crop earlier or protect it from the weather. Also, combining the data gives you the power to act on it.

What data can a weather station measure?

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The sensors in a weather station’s instruments, depending on the type, can collect a large amount of data. The most common and related to agriculture are:

  • Wind speed and direction: helps to calculate wind gusts;
  • Barometric pressure: measures the pressure exerted by the Earth’s atmosphere at a given point;
  • Precipitation: to calculate how much rain fell during a given time and catalog;
  • The density of air pollution: allows you to know the quality of the air being breathed and the potential impact on health;
  • Soil temperature and moisture: essential for the growth and development of many crops and plants.

Main benefits of weather stations

Help in decision making

A weather station allows you to observe weather conditions associated with a forecast service. Therefore, you can establish the schedule of your activities (sowing, treating, harvesting, etc.). Therefore, you are not caught off guard by the weather and can anticipate it.

Certain climatic conditions, for example, favor the appearance of diseases in crops. Good knowledge of certain climatic parameters such as wind, rain, and temperatures helps to detect the arrival of diseases so you can prevent your plants from extreme weather.

Allows spraying in ideal windy conditions

Be sure to spray in ideal windy conditions. Knowing the actual wind speed at harvest time will let you know if the wind is suitable for spraying and how fast you can drive the tractor. This way, it will save you from traveling to distant fields to find that wind conditions are not suitable for spraying. 

You save on labor and fuel costs while confident that your pesticides have achieved their intended purpose without being destroyed.

Greater precision in climate calculation

Whatever the time of year, people often look up to the sky to see what the weather will be like. Although it can provide us with a lot of information, it is usually not very practical to find out that there can be rain showers in a few hours. That’s why there are weather stations.

Conclusion

Install a weather station to get instant weather updates around your field or garden to keep your precious vegetation safe and healthy.

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