RMA introduces the updated irrigation dashboard with weather forecast. The 7-day weather forecast is supplied by Meteotest and shows amongst others the amount of precipitation and evapotranspiration. This information will provide the user with additional information on the development of soil moisture deficit in the coming days. And helps to better understand how much water should be given by the irrigator.
RMA has a stand at the Irrigex exhibition in Peterborough (UK) on 27 & 28 February 2019. Visit our stand K36 for more information on our soil moisture sensors and our new soil nutrient sensors for nitrate and potassium.
RMA is Adcon distributor of the year 2018! Thanks to all our partners and clients for their support and trust.
Waterlevels in the river Rijn remain extremely low. So low that the responsible authority Rijkswaterstaat needs to deploy additional equipment to be able to monitor the actual level. Radar level sensors are deployed to sample the level every 10 minutes and the data is delivered to the national database. RMA takes care of the datacommunication with telemetry by Adcon connected to the OTT RLS. A perfect solution for a temporary installation as the compact system works completely autonomous on solar enery.
Farmers in Switzerland are also suffering from heat and drought this summer. Therefore it is obviously important to use irrigation water wisely and smartly. In cooperation with the Berner Fachhochschule and Meteotest 130 soil moisture stations were installed to provide the growers with information on their soil moisture status through a website. The project was featured on the national evening news in Switserland. Watch the item here (in German).
RMA installed a weatherstation network on Jersey via LoRa in cooperation with Agrii to optimize the growing of Jersey Royal potatoes. The main station is equipped with a compact Lufft WS502 sensor with raingauge to measure temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, global radiation, air pressure, wind speed and direction. Additional stations collect more climate information on temperature, relative humidity and precipication. The icing on the cake are the soil moisture stations with the innovative sensors to measure nitrate and potassium in the soil.
In 2017 RMA & Agrii together managed the soil moisture monitoring at the Spot Farm (Strategic Potato Farm) Elveden in the UK.
Watch the AHDB Potatoes video here. Peter Raatjes is speaking from about 01:05.
RMA introduces monitoring of soil moisture and rainfall via LoRa. In the Netherlands it will work over the national network of KPN. The LoRma communicator runs on batteries that will last for minimum one season. A soil moisture sensor can be connected to the station that takes measurements at 10cm increments below surface level. Additionally a raingauge can be connected. The setup is very flexibel: the unit can utilise both sensors or either one of them.
This innovative development was supported with a voucher of the province Drenthe.
Time is passing quickly. We are almost at the start of another year. And our new developments are coming out in a rapid pace. We lauched our new irrigation management dashboard with simplified representation in mm deficit. Also available on smartphone and tablet for 24/7 access. In 2017 we started to broaden our product portfolio. For example catchment monitoring of the complete water cycle on top of soil moisture sensors and weather. And also an innovative communication device for our soil moisture sensors and raingauges via LoRa that is easier to deploy and above all cheaper. Watch our newspage for more information.
We wish to thank our clients and partners for the cooperation and their trust in us. In 2018 we will do our utmost to make our sensor technology work for our clients.
Agritechnica in Hanover is the place to be from 12 till 18 November.
Visit us at the Adcon Telemetry booth in hal 15.