More intense competition in the market of agricultural products and continuously rising prices are forcing manufacturers to optimize their production.
Alcina agro-meteorological stations and software enable continuous measurement, storage and display of all parameters that have been measured in your orchard. Meteorological parameters are: temperature and relative humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, humidity and leaf temperature, humidity and soil temperature, UV radiation, dew point and evaporation. User of Alcina agrometerološgical station, with the help of the measured and collected data and software, can continually monitor and assess the stage of development of plant diseases and pests. Software based on algorithms for the development of diseases and pests estimates the risk of of fungal disease incubation and the degree of incubation, and based on these data, the user can select a timely and advantageous method for the treatment of their crops.
Numerous studies on the possibilities of agro-meteorology and agro protective measures argue that it is possible to achieve a better quality yield of 20-40% for fruit crops, and 10-30% for arable crops (with irrigation). Furthermore, based on the data that are available from Alcina agrometeorological stations and software, it is possible to optimize plant protection plantations that result in saving the number of hours people work and agromehanization up to 30%.
To obtain accurate forecasts of the risks of disease or development of pests it is necessary to have agrometeorological data which are measured at your plantation and on the specific locations (in the wettest parts, in the valleys, in places where the morning dew dries slowest etc.). In addition, it is necessary to have software that has built-in model which is calibrated by a competent security guard who knows the agro-meteorological conditions and knows the dynamics of the diseases and pests in your region.
Data logger with agro-meteorological stations collect data measured by sensors (electrical quantities). It saves them and sends them through a wireless connection to a computer for further processing and display. Intervals of sending data collection can be defined by the user and changed as needed, but in practice it is enough to measure all the parameters every 10 minutes throughout the day.