Accurate field data
OneSoil's weather sensor measures temperature and humidity for soil and air, barometric pressure, and illumination in the field. By being out in the field, it's more accurate than weather stations positioned outside the field. And cheaper, too.
Sensor readings can be seen in the free OneSoil web app
The weather sensor measures soil temperature and humidity every 15 cm at a maximum depth of 30 cm or 1 meter.
Readings are taken every 30 minutes. Measurement frequency can be set to as often as every 2 minutes.
The accuracy of air and soil temperature measurements.
Plan. Optimize. Identify. Forecast.
OneSoil's weather sensor helps monitor soil conditions, optimize your plant watering schedule, plan fieldwork, and identify the best time to sow and fertilize crops.
Optimize the plant watering schedule
Control soil humidity in the upper layers and as far down as the root system to prevent moisture loss. For example, if the humidity rises on the surface but drops at the roots, moisture is likely flowing through vascular bundles. It may be time to start cultivating or harrowing your field.
Track changes in soil moisture in different areas of the field. With the weather sensor's accurate forecast, you can determine the optimal time, rate, and frequency to water your fields.
when to sow
Identify the best time to apply fertilizer
Each kind of plant requires a different amount of warmth and moisture to sprout. If you plant early in a humid climate, the sprouts will begin to rot. If you plant late in a dry climate, the plants may not sprout at all or may appear scantly. It's important to consider temperature as well as air/soil humidity in decisions about when to sow.
If organic and mineral fertilizers are applied to damp soil, their efficiency increases because moisture helps fertilizers dissolve, and plants absorb them more quickly.
Monitor soil condition
Predict weather changes
Measuring barometric pressure helps forecast the weather. If the barometric pressure rises, the weather will be stable; however, if it falls, expect clouds and high humidity.
It's vital to control soil humidity and temperature to avoid plants from getting diseases or dying. For example, continually oversupplying moisture combined with high temperatures can lead to fungal diseases.
It's important to consider soil humidity and temperature when conducting fieldwork. When soil humidity is high, the tractor gets stuck in the mud and has to abandon its work. The weather sensor readings help you decide whether to go out in the field or not.
Weather sensor on duty
Photos by users and our team
Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Voronezh Region, Russia
I bought two sensors to control humidity in the field (during spring planting). I also have a weather station at the farm, but, after a month, I understood it was a waste of money. Unlike the weather station, sensors transmit readings directly from the field. I plan to purchase more weather sensors and was promised a rain gauge for testing.
I tested the sensors and liked them. All the data transmitted from the field, including temperature and humidity, is accurate and fast. I use it to make decisions.
Temyzhbekskoe Agricultural Production Cooperative
Stavropol Krai, Russia
Krasnodar Krai, Russia
We installed the sensors in November 2019. Winter was coming, and I wasn't sure they'd work correctly. But actually, they did a great job; from winter through spring, and my concerns about the batteries discharging were unfounded. For the first time, I saw the impact of tilling on moisture accumulation in numbers. In the spring, I used the data to plan and conduct spring planting. It's was all very easy.
We have both OneSoil's weather sensors and rain gauges at our farm. At first, they were purchased for test purposes, but now we plan to increase their number in our fields.
How to order a weather sensor
Fill out the order form. We'll contact you within 24 hours to: agree on terms, calculate the cost, fill out the contract, issue an invoice, and discuss delivery options. We'll put together your order and prepare it for shipment after confirming your payment. Click here to read more about delivery and payment.
It takes 2 weeks from payment to shipment, depending on our stock levels.
*The currency of payment is established by the current legislation of the Republic of Belarus.