Invest in a HALO farm weather station and take the guesswork out of farm management. With accurate, real-time data at your fingertips, you can make better decisions that optimise your farming operation.
The simple HALO Weather system starts with rainfall and further components can be added as your needs change. Further packages include temp / humidity / dewpoint, wind speed / direction and Evapotranspiration
Set up single or multi site weather stations on your property that give you live, up-to-the-minute data on exactly what’s happening on your farm.
Easy to set up and use: The HALO weather station is simple to install and comes with intuitive software that makes it easy to access and interpret your data.
Multi-site capability: Set up multiple weather stations on your property to get a comprehensive view of conditions across your farm.
Expandable system: Start with just the components you need and add more as your needs change.
|Rainfall monitoring is important to farming as this has a direct correlation to soil moisture levels based on the soil types. Rainwater supplies our drinking water and to keep soil moisture conditions at a level to grow healthy plants. Changes in the amount of rainfall and timing greatly affects agriculture.
Wind Speed and Direction
Wind is measured in speed and direction from which it is coming from. A wind gust is also monitored although a gust is a higher velocity it is of a short duration. Wind and velocity have an affect on crop growth in two ways: Physiological and Mechanical.
The Physiological affects include: a hot wind accelerates the loss of soil moisture and the drying out of plants and increases evapotranspiration, Mechanical effects include: plant foliage damage, uprooted shallow rooted plants and soil erosion.
Farming is generally susceptible to ambient air temperature. Animals have optimal conditions they enjoy, in cold temperatures energy is used to generate warmth. Heat and humidity also affect the animals health and wellbeing. Plants have a temperature range over which they will grow best, temperature fluctuation will affect the growth. The key effects are with seed germination, leaf development, flowering, harvest, and production. When plants are grown outdoors there is very little to be done that will counter the effects of the ambient temperature.
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This is defined as water evaporation into the atmosphere from the soil surface and the water movement from the soil to the atmosphere via plants.
Leaf wetness [Dewpoint]
Prolonged leaf wetness and other unfavourable environmental conditions like humidity make plants more susceptible to infection and plant disease. It is important that a number of environmental conditions are monitored and would include: temperature, relative humidity, leaf wetness, rainfall and wind.
HALO is a global technology company specialising in remote monitoring, automation and control technology. As a manufacturer and programmer of PLC systems, HALO’s proprietary technology is fully developed in-house enabling a full end-to-end build process to both monitor and control systems - a key differentiator in the market.
With an established customer base in New Zealand and Australia, HALO is proven and experienced in serving the agriculture, horticulture, commercial and local government sectors.
HALO is excited to announce our partnership with Davey Water to provide monitoring systems for the Farms of the Future program in all 11 local government areas (LGA's) across New South Wales. With over 20 years of experience in the agtech sector, we bring proven technology and expertise to help grow and protect your farming operation.
The HALO system can automatically upload your daily water take to the Regional Council without you having to do anything.
HALO can be purchased off the shelf or customised to your individual needs.
Receive notifications and/or have automated responses if it looks like you’re going to go outside a configurable limit.
No need to be onsite, our easy to understand dashboard is available via any web connected phone, laptop or tablet.
HALO will keep an eye on water source and storage levels so you know when they’re running low and can act before it’s too late.
We present your data in an easy to understand format, so you can get the information you need to make your decision quickly.
EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT
After 20 years of installing technology, we know what it takes to get it right and we have the national service and support to back it up. Access our team of IOT specialists, project managers and electrical engineers to create future-proof solutions. We have combined experience of over 120 years in the tech industry.