Weather Services

weather stations utilize 10-day weather forecasting

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About Weather Services

Our Weather Services is delivered through our iLeaf platform which evolved from a necessity and requirement for modern day farming to incorporate older software and the availability of new technology allowing for complete seamless integration of raw weather data, weather predictions and incorporation of existing models.


GPRS technology and web-based software have made it possible to access real-time weather data and forecasting. Weather data is sent hourly to a central cloud server where it is processed in forecasting models and presented as recommendations in the form of web pages accessible through iLeaf.

Products

Weather Stations and Software

Weather Stations

Our weather stations can measure temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation and leaf wet. All our weather stations communicate through GPRS technology. Weather data is sent hourly to a central cloud server where the data is thoroughly checked by our quality system as in the examples below:


Installation

Weather station installations are done by Hortec personnel.

Alternatively, weather stations can be installed by the client with the aid of a quick and easy to follow installation guide.


Hortec Weather Station Products and Network

135 iLeaf Weather Station

130 iLeaf Weather Station

130 iLeaf Weather Station

137 iLeaf Weather Station

137 iLeaf Weather Station

137 iLeaf Temperature and Relative Humidity GPRS logger

137 iLeaf Temperature and Relative Humidity GPRS logger

Push Notifications

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Software

iLeaf allows for the use of modern technology and is a change from traditional systems. iLeaf is "web-based " software which means the weather station data can be accessed via the internet with a tablet, smart phone, computer etc. iLeaf includes integrated weather forecasts for all models and a 10 day detailed weather forecast (hourly and graphically). Weather forecasting is done on specific GPS coordinates of your weather station.

iLeaf weather forecasting is done by Giel Hugo, a leading South African meteorologist.


Models

available in iLeaf

Disease and other models available in iLeaf:

  • Cold Units - Richardson and Infruitec cold units
  • Heat Units – Growing day degrees and heat units
  • Codling moth and Oriental fruit moth
  • Fusicladium on apples and pears (Apple Scab)
  • Powdery mildew and Downy mildew infection pressure on grapes.
  • Citrus Blackspot
  • Two Spotted Stink Bug
  • Frost Forecasting Model
  • Dewpoint
  • Spraying conditions
  • Black Frost
  • SMS warnings (Extreme weather conditions - low and high temperatures)
  • Push Notifications: real-time notifications
  • Evapotranspiration (FAO 56)
  • Hourly temperature (avg, min and max.), rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, radiation, sunshine hours, relative humidity and leaf wet periods and various "reporting" options.
  • Integrated 10-day weather forecasts for all models
  • Many different reporting options are available for example daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and long term reports.
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Downloads & Links

Downloads, Resources & Useful Links

Useful Links:

Weather Station Map: