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The importance of a weather station

Date:2021-09-03

 

"Crop growth" is mainly affected by "internal" and "external" factors. Internal factors are controlled by plant genetics. Most of the external factors that have the greatest impact on crop growth are made up of "climate" and "soil (soil)" factors. It is estimated that almost 50% of agricultural production is attributed solely to the influence of "climatic factors".

 

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In the past, accurate weather forecasts for agricultural farms have been a great challenge. Destructive rains, floods, extreme temperatures and high winds have caused widespread losses to agriculture. The weather forecast from the meteorological department has not been very accurate. This is why farmers ultimately have to bear the loss. Today, farm-level weather stations are becoming an effective tool for monitoring daily fluctuations in the weather. A variety of weather stations can be used according to the number of parameters to be measured, the working precision, and the range. Some of the parameters measured by the weather station include:

 

  • rain

  • Air and soil temperature

  • RH

  • Soil moisture

  • Wind speed and direction

  • Solar radiation

All of these climate components can be used for specific field operations such as irrigation plans, determining the right time for fertilization or spraying, and planting and harvesting crops. The weather station helped take preventive measures against destructive rains, strong winds, severe high or low temperatures, and pests and diseases. Using a weather station helps you cope with frost and high temperatures in summer. The weather station is equipped with a variety of models and pest sensors to send alerts to mobile phones before pests and diseases occur. Modern weather stations can be equipped with various sensors and models (insects and diseases) as required.

 

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 A complete meteorological station of Rika

 

Weather stations and soil moisture sensors help monitor soil moisture, temperature, and pH (the percentage of hydroxide ions). By knowing the temperature and moisture of the soil, this will ultimately help determine the correct time to plant the crop. This is especially important for planting in dry areas where soil moisture and rain are key factors. The use of weather stations and humidity sensors will also help to apply the proper amount of water and the proper fertilization time to the plants.

 

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Rika soil moisture sensor ( RK520-01 Soil Moisture & Temperature Sensor)

 

If two uncontrolled factors (climate and soil) are properly monitored, this can help reduce the role of the environment in reducing yields. The weather station makes life easier. Farmers do not need to go to the field to observe the demand for water or to see the outbreak of diseases and insect pests. However, the weather station will send an alert to farmers' mobile phones. Now when there is a lot of discussion about climate change. Weather stations are nothing short of dealing with uncertain weather in climate change.

 

Why use a weather station?

 

A good weather station helps to properly plan agricultural operations.

You can help determine the correct time to plant and harvest by predicting soil and air moisture, temperature, and rainfall.

It can be useful in the following agricultural operations:

I) When are crops irrigated and how much?

II) When is the fertilizer applied?

III) When do you spray?

 

It also helps to take anti-frost measures.

  1. It can help determine when to transport and store food.

  2. Helps manage cultural operations such as farming, raking, and plowing.

  3. It can help determine the correct soil preparation time for planting crops.

  4. It can predict the occurrence of disease and insect attacks through insect and disease models.

  5. Help take steps to protect livestock from rain and hail.

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