[NAFEX] nafex: Weather Stations

dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Tue Apr 24 08:47:33 EDT 2007

We use the Watchdog Wireless Crop Monitor from Spectrum Technologies
(http://www.specmeters.com) along with the SpecLog and Specware software.
Specware is the data logging, Report and Alarm Management software that
includes T/RH Hours, Daily Light Interval, DIF Temperature, Degree days and
summary reports.  Specware (Spec 8 Pro) is the Disease and Insect Model
software that works with Spec Log.  Pricing is:

Watchdog  Monitor Temperature System is $395
Watchdog  Monitor Temperature/RH System is $445.
Leaf Wetness External Sensor is $89.
Radiation Shield (Required) is $75.
SpecLog is $199.
Spec 8 Pro is $274
Disease and Insect Models for Apple/Pear is $349.

If you just want Degree Days you can get by with the Monitor w/shield and
SpecLog for less than $700.  We have used the wireless monitor for 2 years
now with great results.  The monitor transmits data up to 1,000 feet to a
base unit(included) which hooks up to your computer via serial/USB cable
which is around $25.  Prior to the wireless model we used a WatchDog data
logger for about 10 years.  The wireles monitor is only about $50 more and
well worth it.  It saves you from having to take your laptop out into the
field and download the data to your laptop manually.  If you have any
questions, feel free to contact me.

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <oowonbs at netscape.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 10:45 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] nafex: Weather Stations

>I have an interest in Weather Stations.
> On a 50x100, I have no desire (abiity) to spend thousands, but
> have seen some by Davis, and by AWS/Weatherbug, that are less
> than a thousand.  I'd be interested in the brands and
> "more than temp/rain measuring" abilities at you use.
> Of great interest wouldbe computewr recording of data,
> or ability to purchase "components" as I can and add them as uprades.
> TIA,
> BillSF9c (amateur)
>> My weather station
>>monitors the daily temps every 10 minutes, establishes the daily low
> temp
>>and daily high temp from the date of biofix forward, calculates the DD
>>(Degree Days), then uses the 50 degree DD base model to time sprays
> for
> the 1st and 2nd generations.
>>My codling moth program for this season is:
> - - - snip - - -
>>100 DD..............................Place traps in orchard
>>Dennis Norton
>>Royal Oak Farm Orchard
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