Who knows all the dirt on your fields? Metos Knows.
A particularly cost effective station for large, irrigated farms where NB-IoT or a LoRa gateway is available.
μMETOS SOIL weather station is designed to monitor climate parameters, soil characteristics and water pressure. Designed for monitoring temperature and precipitation, it can expand to include soil moisture and temperature probes and electrical conductivity to give you all the dirt on your field.
The µMETOS SOIL operates on a LoRa or NB IoT network, where available, making this station a particularly cost-effective solution for large irrigated farms growing specialty crops such as potatoes, sugar beets and other vegetables.
μMETOS SOIL can be used on its own or combined with other METOS® Canada sensors. Data is captured in 5-minute intervals and sent every 15 minutes to the server, and is easily accessible through your mobile and desktop devices so you can be alerted and troubleshoot before problems arise.
- Monitoring crop evapotranspiration lets you integrate more effective irrigation planning into your operation to save you water, money and time.
- Access to crop/disease models helps to improve plant protection and prevent crop losses.
- Monitoring climatic conditions is important to help prevent animal health issues that can occur in barns without standard climate conditions.
- Save time and increase your operation’s efficiency by incorporating work planning on the farm.
|µMETOS SOIL BASE||µMETOS SOIL/RAIN|
|Housing||UV resistant polycarbonate plastic (Protection class IP65)|
|Dimensions||30 cm L x 16 cm W x 19 cm H|
|Connectivity||LoRaWAN: EU863-870, US902-928, AU915-928, AS923 NB IoT: Category: Cat-M1/NB1; Frequency Band: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B9, B10, B12, B12, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B27, B28, B66|
|Measuring interval||LoRaWAN: 5 minutes NB IoT: 15 minutes|
|Logging interval||LoRaWAN: 15 minutes NB IoT: 15 minutes|
|Transmission interval||LoRaWAN: 15 minutes NB IoT: 60 minutes|
|Battery||6V charging battery with solar panel|
|Solar panel||Dimensions: 13.5 x 13.5 cm, 2 Watt solar panel|
|Pessl Instruments PI 54-A and PI 54-D Sensor|
|METER Group sensors (EC5, 10HS, MPS6, 5TE, 5TM, GS1, GS3)|
|Sentek D&D Profile Sensor Probe (10 / 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 cm)**|
|Sentek D&D Triscan Profile Sensor Probe (10 / 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 cm)**|
|Aquacheck Sub-Surface Probe (60 / 80 / 120 cm)|
|Pessl Instruments EC Sensor Module|
|Pessl Instruments pH Sensor Module|
|Pressure Switch 1 Bar|
|Flow Meter Internal Interface Directly Connectable to Rain Sensor Input|
*the number of connected sensors to a single station is limited. For specific sensor set consult with your dealer
**Sentek D&D and Aquacheck, longer than 60cm can only be connected to NB IoT stations.
Measurement, logging and transmission intervals can be set differently to fit the client’s needs.
Measurement interval: occurrence, when the station measures the attached sensors Logging interval: occurrence, when the station calculates the minimum, maximum and average values of all measurements which happened in this logging interval Transmission interval: occurrence, when the station transmits the stored data from the logging interval to the FieldClimate.
Logging and transmission intervals for LoRaWAN communication-based products are the same.