Doubleday Group now proudly represent Pessl Instruments who manufacture an extensive range of premium weather stations and sensors under the METOS brand. The range also includes agronomic decision support tools for crop disease modelling and hyper local weather forecasting to help with operation planning. Additional sensors can easily be added for more specific tasks such as soil moisture monitoring for irrigation scheduling.
Founded in 1984, based at their site in Austria, Pessl instruments started their journey with one of the first electronic apple scab predictors enabling growers to time their fungicide applications more accurately. From there the portfolio grew quickly not only including disease predictions but also weather stations specifically designed for the agricultural sector. In 2006 an irrigation support system was launched with the ability to connect to a wide range of soil moisture sensors. Most recently Pessl Instruments developed the iScout which allows insect populations to be remotely monitored in field using a high-resolution camera.
Easy access and interpretation of climate data is key, and this is an area where Pessl Instruments excel with their Field Climate platform. Field Climate displays data in a logical and easy to understand format. The data can be easily accessed via a PC, smartphone or through the John Deere Operations Centre.
With 35 years of experience behind Pessl instruments, every customer can benefit from accurate field data that can be used for every day decision making, such as when to send the sprayer out on a job or deciding where and when to irrigate.
Speaking about the appointment of Doubleday Group as a new distributer, Pessl Instrument’s David Whattoff said “Pessl Instruments is delighted to be working with Doubleday Group. The success of their business has been founded on understanding the needs of their customers, supplying high quality equipment and delivering first class customer service.” Mr Whattoff went on to say “The weather has become ever more unpredictable, therefore monitoring the effect of weather on the growing crop has taken a greater significance on field operations. Growers who make weather data central to their operations are doing all they can to maximise their profitability”.