Grounddata hubs contain a microcomputer, communications and storage for a season’s
data. They also have an accurate light sensor, camera and measure air temperature
and humidity. The hubs communicate wirelessly to remote sensors positioned within
100m of each hub.
Wireless ground sensors
These connect wirelessly to our hubs and report soil temperature and moisture at a
variety of depths – typically 15cm, 30cm and 60cm. Each has a unique serial number to
ensure data integrity and is colour coded to avoid miss-installation.
Wireless rain and irrigation gauges
Again these connect to our hubs and can measure the precipitation they receive. All rain
gauges are vulnerable to blockage either by a falling leaf or from a passing bird. So we
monitor the gauges installed across a farm and report any inconsistent readings and
request an inspection for corrective action to be taken.
A full range of sensors designed to help the grower
Wireless rain gauges to measure rainfall and irrigation. Placing these both inside and
outside irrigated areas helps you establish whether moisture is due to irrigation or natural
Air temperature & humidity. Crops stop growing in high temperatures and may even
Soil temperature helps predict emergence, and helps manage harvest.
Soil moisture tells you how effective irrigation has been and gives you the hard data
allowing you to decide whether any recent natural rainfall is sufficient for a crop’s needs or
should be supplemented by irrigation.
Ambient light measurement is key: in conjunction with leaf canopy coverage this gives a
measure of progress as tubers bulk up.
A helpful web portal
All your data is available for viewing on our web portal. The data is protected with a system
of access rights should you want to share it and grouped by sensor/hub/crop/field and for
agronomists and larger concerns by farm.