Grounddata supplies LoRa hubs as these have an extended range and provide a reliable way
of collecting environmental data. These link to weather stations and soil sensors to provide
accurate metrics every 10-15 minutes throughout the day.
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.
Wind speed provides data to help measure evapotranspiration.
Remote autonomous cameras
We also supply cameras which take a picture of crops each day. This saves time particularly
for agronomists and others based remotely. Apart from sptting key stages like emergence,
and measuring leaf canopy percentage, photos can also be made into a video showing how
a crop developed during the growing season as a valuable addition to analysing crop
performance. Each photo is securely archived in our cloud-based repository.
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 and each individual crop
and for agronomists and larger concerns by farm.
Open and connected
Apart from our portal we offer users the ability to download data via a simple export
function, or use an API to link direct to other agricultural systems.