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Pessl launches new iMetos LoRain weather station

The Pessl iMetos LoRain weather station provides real time measurements for rain, temperature and humidity.

Pessl Intruments introduces the new iMetos LoRain weather station. The compact and – according to the Austrian company – easy to use weather station provides real time measurement in the own field for rain, temperature and relative humidity.

8 virtual sensors

Next to these weather parameters the station calculates many more with the help of 8 virtual sensors. It has an everlasting energy source in the form of a solar panel and works whenever the minimum of sunlight is available, says Pessl.

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FieldClimate platform

The collected data is sent via LoRaWAN network to the FieldClimate platform, where it can be reached, with the help of a mobile app, from anywhere, anytime. The system is equipped with an auto cleaning mechanism to make maintenance simple and fast.

With the data that farmers can plan when to spray, create models for disease risks and infection dates for many crops. Also, farmers can create a localised weather forecast.

Possibilities with iMetos LoRain weather station

  • Plan the work week based on a localised weather forecast for the operations site
  • Plan the work day based on the actual rain and temperature data and the daily weather forecast for your field
  • Plan a spray program based on disease models and prediction and check the quality of spray work online
  • Plan irrigation based on ET-crop and predicted plant water use
  • Bring data directly into your management software and Operations Center via automatic interface

Crop protection

The spray window helps identify suitable periods for the application of crop protection measures by showing suitable (green), less suitable (yellow) and unsuitable (red) periods for application. The conditions are calculated from wind, precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity and delta T.

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The compact and - according to the Austrian company - easy to use weather station provides real time measurement in the own field for rain, temperature and relative humidity. - Photo: Pessl Instruments
The compact and - according to the Austrian company - easy to use weather station provides real time measurement in the own field for rain, temperature and relative humidity. - Photo: Pessl Instruments

Cercospora Beticola disease model

This risk model is used to evaluate if C. beticola can be expected. If the incubation period could be fulfilled within the last 2 weeks, a value of 1 of incubation is shown, if not, the value is 0.

Besides this model also a model for sporulation is shown. For sporulation, optimal conditions of 48 hours of high relative humidity with an average temperature of 30°C are used. For the interpretation of data: The risk is 0 if the incubation period has been longer than 2 weeks. If this is not the case, the model output will be 1.

If there is a sporulation model result of higher than 10% calculated within the last week, the risk will be shown to be 2 and if the sporulation result is higher than 30% the risk output will be 3.

Also read: John Deere adds Pessl weather stations to portfolio

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