This is a complete 3G cellular based solar powered weather station. The system reports at least every 30 minutes and immediately for alarms (eg. frost or heat). It has sensors for temperature (wired and wireless), rainfall, wind speed and direction, soil moisture, humidity (used for calculating dew point and wet bulb temperature) and solar radiation (used to calculate evapotranspiration). Text messages, voice messages and emails can be sent when alarm levels are exceeded (eg, frost alarm, heat alarm, high rainfall, high wind).
Updated Acclima Soil Sensor Installation Videos
Updated instructional installation videos for our soil moisture sensors can be found on our Support Videos Page.
July 2018 Newsletter
Hear what's new at Harvest in our latest email newsletter. If a copy didn't make it to your inbox, click here to view the newsletter in your browser and/or subscribe.
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.
June 2018 Newsletter
Check out the June 2018 newsletter. If a copy didn't make it to your inbox, click here to view the newsletter in your browser and/or subscribe.
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.
December 2017 Newsletter
Check out the December 2017 newsletter. If a copy didn't make it to your inbox, click here to view the newsletter in your browser and/or subscribe.
October 2017 Newsletter
Check out the October 2017 newsletter. If a copy didn't make it to your inbox, click here to view the newsletter in your browser.
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.
Marlborough Harvest Technician
Harvest have employed Rhys Mill as our Marlborough based service agent and technician. Rhys has been working with our equipment for over 10 years.
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.
Ants are often a problem in our agricultural products. We have changed from using insecticide canisters to pure eucalyptus oil.
Rural Delivery Feature Video
Harvest was recently interviewed as part of a Rural Delivery TVNZ programme. The focus was on our involvement in the dairy industry.
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