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On Farm Weather Station
Just about everything you need to know to more accurately forecast weather is recorded automatically by Vicon's new on-farm weather station, introduced at the recent RAI show in Holland.
Sensors mounted on the outside weather station post keep track of air temperature, humidity, wind direction and velocity, soil temperature and precipitation.
Readings are transmitted, via a low voltage cable, to a readout display panel which you install in your farm office.
The display panel can also be tied in to temperature sensors in crop storage bins to give you, right from your office, instant information on the temperature status of stored grain.
Precipitation readings are for the past full hour, and the total amount from the last reset. On outside air temperature, you get the current temperature, plus highs and lows for the past 24 hours.
The display panel has a slot for connecting to a computer, allowing the computer to use weather data to produce cropping plans.
Sells for right at $1,500.
Contact: Vicon, Industrieterrein Oostervaart Nikkelstraat 2, 8211 AJ Lelystad, Holland (ph 03200 31110).

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