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).
Our new FAQ Page answers common questions about soil moisture and rainfall monitoring.
We've released a new feature which allows logged in users to view a list of all sites they have specific access to. This is particularly useful for users with sites in different regions, as all their accessible sites will be grouped together by region on the new drop down menu.
N.B. This change will not affect your ability to view existing publicly accessibly sites, rather it gives you a list based off your read-only or admin access permissions.
IBM Weather Forecast
Harvest has partnered with IBM to bring improved forecasts to the system. You will notice some changes to the layout of the forecast, and hopefully improvements to the quality of the data. As always we are keen to hear feedback on this change.
If you are interested in having a localised forecast for your site, please contact our sales team.
Soil Moisture White Paper
Our Soil Moisture White Paper has recently had a major overhaul, you can access it here. The document provides all you need to know about soil moisture, sensors and practical use of soil moisture data.
Updated Acclima Soil Sensor Installation Videos
Updated instructional installation videos for our soil moisture sensors can be found on our Support Videos Page.
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.
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.
Frost Fighting in 1935
Check out this gem of a news article from the July 1935 issue of the Sydney Morning Herald: News Article