Automatic Agro-Meterologic Station Botswana College of Agriculture Gaborone, Botswana

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This station is one of the first automated agromet stations in the country. The installed system is designed to provide researchers at the College of Agriculture accurate, real-time on-demand weather information which can be used for many agricultural applications, including crop yield and disease forecasting.

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  • Sutron Corporation | 22400 Davis Drive | Sterling, VA 20164 | 703.406.2800 | www.sutron.com | sales@sutron.comFebruary 5, 2015

    Automatic Agro-Meterologic StationBotswana College of AgricultureGaborone, Botswana

    Overview

    In 2011 Sutron provided and installed an Agrometeorological Monitoring

    Station at the Botswana College of Agriculture in Gaborone, Botswana.

    This station is one of the first automated agromet stations in the country.

    The installed system is designed to provide researchers at the College of

    Agriculture accurate, real-time on-demand weather information which can

    be used for many agricultural applications, including crop yield and disease

    forecasting.

    The system is configured to measure relevant parameters used in the

    Agricultural applications, including the calculation of Evapotranspiration.

    Data is then made available to the user via Sutrons Webhosting Website,

    SutronWIN. Here, the user is able to view data in table and graph format and

    download data in excel form. The user is also able to setup seasonal alarms for

    individual parameters. These alarms can be sent to the user via SMS or email.

    CLIENT Botswana College of Agriculture

    PROJECT LOCATION Gaborone, Botswana

    PROJECT PURPOSE

    Provide users with accurate weather data for Agricultural purposes on demand and in real-time.

    AWARD & COMPLETION DATES

    Awarded: 2011Completed: 2011

    EQUIPMENT & SERVICES

    XLite 9210 Datalogger GPRS Modem Combined Air

    Temperature & Relative Humidity sensor

    Prop & Vane Wind Speed & Direction Sensor

    Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

    Sutron Accurate Barometric Pressure Sensor

    Pyranometer Evaporation Pan & Gauge Leaf Wetness Sensor Soil Temperature Sensor

    at 2 depths Soil Moisture Sensor SutronWIN Website Site survey Installation Training

    TELEMETRY GPRS via MASCOM

    MEASURED PARAMETERS

    PrecipitationAir TemperatureRelative HumidityDew PointBarometric PressureWind speed & directionSolar radiationSunshine hoursSoil moistureSoil temperatureLeaf wetnessEvaporationET

    The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Christian De Graff, Inspects the College's New Station

  • Sutron Corporation Automatic Agro-Meterologic Station 2

    Sutron Corporation | 22400 Davis Drive | Sterling, VA 20164 | 703.406.2800 | www.sutron.com | sales@sutron.comFebruary 5, 2015

    Results & Benefits

    By installing Sutrons AgroMet Station, the

    user was able to reliably collect very accurate

    agricultural weather data, where it is used in

    research programs. By having the data posted on

    the Sutron designed website, the user can easily

    and securely log onto the website to analyze the

    data. Furthermore, the user easily downloads data

    in excel form for further analysis and to generate

    reports.

    Sutron Agro-Met Station

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