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29 Apr 2022

METOS UK virtual weather station offers accuracy without the hardware

METOS UK virtual weather station offers accuracy without the hardware
METOS Virtual Weather Station

METOS UK will be showcasing its virtual weather station at LAMMA on 4-5 May in Birmingham, which offers simple, cost-effective weather forecasts and in-field weather conditions with no maintenance costs and no hardware. Plus, root crop growers can take a look at new sensor for monitoring storage environment conditions for potatoes, carrots and onions crops, and an in-field yield estimator app for potato crops.

LAMMA visitors will be able to get free weather forecasts for a month by signing up on the day or collecting a discount code from the METOS stand. The Virtual Weather station gives users access to all the tools in METOS UK’s digital platform, FIeldClimate, and seamless integration with third party software such as the John Deere Operation Centre,

The virtual weather station can be used anywhere on earth, fixed at one co-ordinate, and offers the same range of solutions as a physical weather station. It calculates all the essential parameters to support daily decision making on-farm, and can help with work planning. Disease models are available as an added option.

For root crop growers, METOS UK’s blue tuber-shaped SolAntenna contains sensors to measure and track temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels in-store. Suitable for use in potato, onion, carrot and other stored root crops, the live data from the sensors enables storage conditions to be assessed in real-time, with preventative action taken to prevent rots and quality deterioration.

In the field, METOS UK’s SolGrader app will calculate the estimated tuber size distribution, overall crop weight, yield, and value of a potato crop, from a photo taken of tubers on a special blue mat.

METOS UK can be found at LAMMA in Hall 1, stand 11.140.

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