People all over the world rely heavily on the agricultural and horticultural sectors for the provision of goods used and consumed daily. Medicine, food, fibres, biofuel, and other products all come from the efforts of those dedicated to these disciplines. A lot of research and monitoring goes into harvesting crops and raising animals among other activities, to serve as useful resources for humanity.
Weather station use is common and not only limited to meteorological researchers producing weather forecasts. It is also a valuable tool for growers needing to directly monitor micro-climates occurring in their fields or gardens.
Tempcon offers research grade weather station equipment for all your requirements. Our experts have a great understanding of the different parameters needed to be measured and are able to provide you with great advice should you need it.
Our weather stations can provide you with real-time data. This enables you to identify patterns and take the appropriate measures when necessary. These systems are highly versatile, and you can choose which parameters you wish to measure. Temperature, precipitation amounts, wind speed and direction, humidity, and barometric pressure, can all be measured with the use of sensors and probes feeding information to a datalogger. In addition, information on leaf wetness, solar radiation, and soil temperature among many other measurements can also be recorded by the device. They can be powered through solar cells, batteries, or AC power, whichever is the most convenient for you. The data can either be fed directly to a computer, retrieved with a data transporter, or transmitted wirelessly for viewing anywhere you have web access.
Frost formation is one of the conditions that we must watch out for and take safety measures against. Frost alarm systems such as the HOBOnode Frost Alarm System can prove very useful in these situations by letting you know exactly when the conditions for frost formation are present.
Telemetry systems have been around since the early 19th century and continue to have many applications today. It is a communications process that is automated, where data travels wirelessly to transmitters, and on occasion to repeaters, until they reach the receivers. They can relay data pertaining to the parameters you wish to measure, giving you the ability to monitor conditions in remote or inaccessible areas.
Leaf sensors and soil moisture measuring probes that are part of a telemetry system will allow you to make important decisions. This can help you use water resources efficiently while saving energy and water pumping costs at the same time. Irrigation systems can be connected to process controllers, which can use direct feedback or be set on an open loop to carry out activities. Process controllers help you to completely automate a system. In a greenhouse environment where conditions are created to grow plants and crops effectively, a device of this type can regulate activities such as air flow, heat conditions, and interior lights in addition to irrigation systems.
A lot of our products offer great adaptability and can be used in controlled environment storage should it be necessary. This is ideal for products awaiting transportation by the cold chain. Currently we provide many companies and individuals with solutions for their storage needs. We also stock a variety of handheld devices which prove to be practical in many circumstances.
Managing and maintaining turf in golf courses and other sporting greens require dedication to keep the grass healthy and at optimum height. Carefully monitoring ground water and air quality is essential to determine the amounts of nitrogen and other nutrients it requires. You can monitor some of these factors by using sensors and probes, making your job easier. If this is something you are interested in, get in touch with us and we will help you find the ideal monitoring equipment to suit you.
Among our clients we can mention the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, who uses many of our dataloggers, sensors, probes, and other products in their investigations. Some examples of their research and projects are “Shifting seasons, climate change, and ecosystem consequences”, “Soil science”, and “Freshwater ecology” all of which rely on essential data collection.
In addition to instrumentation, we offer configuration and set up, calibration services, and all our Onset dataloggers come with a lifetime technical support. You can always count on our expert staff to assist you in finding the perfect solution to your needs. Give us a call at +44 (0)1243 558270, or alternatively please fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.