NEW WEATHER MONITORING TOOL FROM KESTREL HELPS FARMERS TO AVOID PESTICIDE DRIFT AND COSTLY DAMAGES
Maximise effectiveness, minimise waste, and avoid harmful off-target crop spray drift with the new portable, connected 3550AG meter for pesticide spraying applications — the latest from the trusted line of Kestrel® environmental handheld weather monitoring devices. Rugged, waterproof, affordable, and easy-to-use, the 3550AG comes equipped with Bluetooth® connectivity for instant wireless data capture to a mobile device and shareable reports with the free Kestrel® App.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd, announces the release of the Kestrel 3550AG Agricultural Weather Meter. Precise on-site wind, temperature and humidity awareness is the key to avoiding spray drift liability and maximising application results. There is no easier and more affordable tool for this job than the portable, rugged, handheld Kestrel 3550AG. With just your phone and this Bluetooth-enabled weather meter, users can capture critical weather data throughout their workday and anywhere on their operation.
Farmers put themselves and their business at risk every time they spray a field without measuring and documenting the wind speed and environmental conditions. Off-target pesticide drift can not only cause damage to nearby vulnerable crops but also pose a serious threat to people, livestock, wildlife, and the surrounding community. No matter the size of the operation, effective herbicide and pesticide application is critical to financial success. The Kestrel 3550AG (£189.95 inc VAT) fits in a pocket yet is equipped with factory-calibrated sensors to measure wind speed and direction, relative humidity, and more. Dew Point and Delta T readouts help the applicator avoid wasteful spray evaporation in excessively dry conditions. Plus, carrying a Kestrel in the spray equipment ensures readings can be taken exactly as recommended – at the field location and at the height of the spray boom. Readings from apps or weather reports gather weather data miles away from the farm location and at the required 30 foot height are in no way correct for on-site conditions.
- Minimum/maximum/average readings
- Snapshot mode captures and saves all live measurements
- Bluetooth® Mobile Device Connectivity and Free Kestrel iOS and Android Apps
- Simple 3-button operation
- High contrast, sunlight readable LCD display with backlight
- Rugged design— IP67 waterproof & MIL-STD-810G drop-tested
- Effortless Record Keeping & Data Export Capabilities
As regulations surrounding drift management get tighter and media and public attention continues to increase, the stakes are higher than ever for applicators and farmers when it comes to accountability. It is imperative to measure and document spray conditions at the time of application to be ready to defend against a claim of spray drift damage . The Kestrel 3550AG with Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to instantly capture and log accurate weather data with just one-click. The free iOS or Android Kestrel App allows the user to view, manage, save, and export their captured data with just their phone for instant access and convenient reporting on spraying conditions.