Weather stations for frost warning and pest and disease forecasting

The following weather stations are suitable for frost warning and pest and disease forecasting.

Ranch Systems
fruitweb edition
imetos fruitweb editionimetos Basis edition
ManufacturerRanch SystemsPessl InstrumentsPessl Instruments
Price *3941 €2680 €2344 €
Data service / year *176 €100 €100 €
Sensor equipment
Rain gauge/
Global radiation
yes/optional yes/optional yes/optional
Leaf wetness sensor 2x Decagon 2x Decagon 2x Pessl paper sensors
Wind speed/
Wind direction
yes/yes optional/optional optional/optional
Air temperature/
Relative humidity
yes/yesyes/yesyes/yes
Wet-bulb-/
Dry-bulb thermometer
yes/optionalyes/yesyes/yes
Soil moisture soil water potential/
Water volume
optional/
optional
optional/
optional
optional/
optional
Pressure sensor for
irrigation system
optionaloptionaloptional
Switching relay for
irrigation valve / pump
yes/yesno/nono/no
Data transmission
Data transmissionGPRS/3GGPRS/3GGPRS/3G
Route of transmissionRanch -> fruitweb server pushfieldclimate -> fruitweb server pullfieldclimate -> fruitweb server pull
Measurement interval1 sec - 15 min5 min5 min
Transmission interval normal/
at temp. < 1°C
15 min/2 min60 min/15 min60 min/15 min
Frost warning resolution2 min15 min15 min
Direct SMSja 1 minyes 5 minyes 5 min
Sensor quality, maintenance and suitability
Sensors temp/humLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeaf
Sensors leaf wetnessLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeaf
Maintenancelowlowlow
FrostweckerLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeafLeaf
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* plus 19 % VAT