This is a complete internet-based 2G/3G (IoT) solar powered weather station. Place this unit anywhere in the world where there is 2G or 3G cellphone coverage and it will report real time data through to this web site (or your web site) via the internet. The system reports at least every 10 minutes - immediately for alarms and every minute during a frost event.
It has sensors for temperature (wired and wireless), rainfall, wind speed and direction, soil moisture, leaf wetness, humidity (used for calculating dew point temperature) and solar radiation (used to calculate potential evapotranspiration).
Text messages, voice messages or emails can be sent when alarm levels are exceeded (e.g. frost, high temperature, high rainfall intensity, high wind gust).
South Island Agricultural Field Days
Harvest will be attending South Island Agricultural Field Days in Kirwee from 27-29 March. Visit the stand for a chat with Ben, Jeff and Andrew.
Updated Acclima Soil Sensor Installation Videos
Updated instructional installation videos for our soil moisture sensors can be found on our Support Videos Page.
Aeris Weather Forecast
We are now using Aeris as our localised weather forecast provider. Along with the original 10 day forecast we have also added the ability to view hourly forecasts.
Contact us if you are interested in this add-on.
See an example here.
Dramatic Graph Speed Increase
We have introduced a new database on our cloud server, so zooming out to week view or longer is now much faster. Try the new “30 day” view, which is often more useful than month view.
Harvest Tip #6
With the right sensors, your Harvest weather station can calculate and display the risk of Botrytis cinerea and powdery mildew.
The Bacchus model for calculating Botrytis risk was developed in NZ by Dr Balasubramaniam (Bala).
Click here for more details and other tips.
New Cloud Servers
You may start noticing big changes to the way the website looks as we are gradually migrating sites over to our new system in the cloud. The migration is by region and once migrated you will be automatically directed to your system on the cloud. If you have any queries please contact our support team.
Harvest Tip #5
Data from your Harvest system can be downloaded from your webpage in text or CSV format. Click here for more details and past tips.
Earthquake Slip Monitoring
Check out this short video about some monitoring gear Harvest installed at Goose Bay, Kaikoura, NZ to monitor slips caused by the November 2016 Kaikoura 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Annual servicing is crucial to ensure year round reliability of your system. Servicing can be carried out by a Harvest technician or by following the guidelines we have put together.
See our Product Support for guidelines.
Using Soil Moisture Readings
Harvest have recently release updated guidelines on how to use soil moisture readings. For guidelines relating to pasture click here and for vineyards/orchards click here.
Photos From Harvest System on MV Rena Finally Released
Harvest have finally released a timelapse of photos taken by a Harvest weather station during the salvage of the MV Rena. The Rena ran aground off the coast of Tauranga in 2011. Click here to see the video.
Get Tabs for Your Graphs
You can now have your data sorted in up to 5 sub-categories so you can quickly view your critical data.
Check out this site to see how it works, then email us to set up your own.
Frost Fighting in 1935
We recently stumbled upon this gem of a news article from the July 1935 issue of the Sydney Morning Herald: News Article