OneSense Agriculture UC11 – Spraying Solution includes:
This is all you need to accurately monitor wind speed and to transmit sensor data to your portal or application.
Wind Speed Monitoring
It is important to measure variations in conditions within a field to prevent farmers from applying the same amount of fertilizer over an entire agricultural field. Weather conditions such as wind, have direct impact on the effectiveness of spraying applications and the influence waste potential due to run-off and drift.
Know your wind speed – avoid unnecessary and costly trips to the field.
- Wind direction determines whether droplets travel toward the target or toward unintended downwind areas such as open water, sensitive crops or areas of human activity. Wind speed affects the distance a droplet will travel before it is deposited on the target.
- Monitor your weather parameters and understand the impact on the product being applied.
- Avoid spraying when foliage is still wet from rain or dew unless indicated by the label. A leaf can retain only a limited volume of spray, and therefore a limited amount of product.
- Once wetted, deposition will not increase beyond the tank concentration and the surplus will run off to the lower leaves and onto the soil.
Set Your Crops Up for Success
Weather conditions are an important factor that you should consider when making the decision to head to the field. With all the pressure to get started planting, spraying or harvesting, it is important to take the time to ensure you are setting your crop up for success.
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- Environmental Monitoring
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affaires, ON, Canada