Recognizing the need for easy-to-setup sensors and an easy-to-use weather platform, we’ve developed several easy-to-use dashboards that are based on wireless sensors networks.
The example below is from a cranberry farm that has a main station monitoring temperature and rainfall and another in-field sensor that measures temperature.
The inset map shows the locations of the sensors. “RG” (Rain Gauge) is where out-of-field temperature and rain is monitored. “Temp Sensor” is the in-field temperature (shown in picture). The red marker is the location of the LoRaWAN gateway.
Until now, this operation has been using wired temperature probes to detect in-field temperatures for frost mitigation. Sensors get installed near the middle of each field using hundreds of metres of expensive wire – wire that gets caught in machinery, chewed by rodents, and is subject to signal loss. Wireless sensors are so much easier, more versatile, and economical.