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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Apart from LoRAIN Rain Only, all other variations of this product are available on special demand only. Contact your local METOS® distributor or contact orders@metos.at for more information.

LoRAIN

The most essential sensor set for your fields

LoRAIN - header

LoRAIN is a weather station that operates on the LoRaWAN® network. LoRAIN device measures rainfall, air and soil temperature, relative humidity, leaf wetness, and soil moisture.

Key benefits

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By the use of crop evapotranspiration better plan the irrigation, save water, money and time.

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Helps prevent animal health problems that occur in houses with nonstandard climatic conditions.

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Plant disease model calculation to improve plant protection and prevent crop losses.

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Work planning on farms – it saves time and makes farming even more efficient.

LoRAIN

Compact & simple precision farming equipment on a budget

Every farmer knows how much rainfall, temperature and relative humidity can vary from field to field. For measuring this data, Pessl Instruments is introducing LoRAIN.

Make use of modern communication infrastructures for work planning and disease management decisions in your fields. LoRaWAN® communication enables cost effective and timely monitoring of rainfall, actual temperature and relative humidity on your fields.

With this data we can offer spray weather, workforce planning, models for disease risks and infection dates for many crops, data can be used to produce a highly reliable localized weather forecast with MOS technology and virtual sensors for wind speed and global radiation are added to complete the information needed for intelligent and proactive farming.

Product variations

Communication: LoRaWAN®
LoRAIN Rain Only* LoRAIN LoRAIN Soil LoRAIN Disease
Precipitation
Air Temperature
Relative Humidity
Volumetric Water Content
Soil Temperature
Soil Water Tension
Leaf Wetness
calculated
calculated
Dew Point
calculated
calculated
calculated
VPD
calculated
calculated
calculated
Delta T
calculated
calculated
calculated

*LoRAIN Rain Only is, at the moment, the only available option

LoRAIN Rain Only
BEGINNER

LoRain Rain Only

LoRAIN
INTERMEDIATE

LoRAIN

LoRAIN Soil
ADVANCED

LoRAIN Soil

LoRAIN Disease
SPECIFIC

LoRAIN Disease

This is what you can do

  • Plan the work week based on a localized weather forecast for your operations site.
  • Plan your work day based on the actual rain and temperature data and the daily weather forecast for your field.
  • Plan your spray program based on disease models and prediction and check the quality of spray work online.
  • Plan your irrigation based on ET-crop and predicted plant water use.
  • Bring data directly into your management software and Operations Center via automatic interface.
LoRATH connectivity

LoRAIN connectivity

LoRAIN is designed to be easily connected to an existing LoRaWAN® network. For remote situations without the availability of a commercially operated LoRaWAN® network Pessl Instruments partners will support you with a farm based LoRaWAN® network which enables you to install all available LoRa® sensors – from Pessl Instruments or other vendors.

LoRAIN values

WORK PLANNING TOOLS BASED ON WEATHER FORECAST

The spray window helps identify suitable periods for the application of crop protection measures by showing suitable (green), less suitable (yellow) and unsuitable (red) periods for application. The conditions are calculated from wind, precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity and delta T.

LoRAIN values - work planning tools

WORK PLANNING TOOLS BASED ON WEATHER FORECAST

This simple risk model is used to evaluate if C. beticola could be expected at all. If the incubation period could be fulfilled within the last 2 weeks, a value of 1 of incubation is shown, if not, the value is 0. Besides this model also a model for sporulation is shown. For sporulation, optimal conditions of 48 hours of high relative humidity with an average temperature of 30°C are used. For the interpretation of data: The risk is 0 if the incubation period has been longer than 2 weeks. If this is not the case, the model output will be 1. If there is a sporulation model result of higher than 10% calculated within the last week, the risk will be shown to be 2 and if the sporulation result is higher than 30% the risk output will be 3.

LoRAIN values - disease model

Technical specifications

FEATURE VALUE
Housing
UV resistant polycarbonate plastic (Protection class IP65)
Dimensions
22.5 cm L x 17 cm W x 18 cm H
Weight
1,10 kg
Connectivity
LoRaWAN®
Frequency plans: EU863-870, RU864-870, US902-928, AU915-928 and AS920-925
Power supply
Super capacitor charged with the solar panel
Measuring interval
5 minutes
Logging interval
15 minutes
Transmission interval
15 minutes
SENSORS
Rain Gauge
Sensitivity: 1 tip per 0.2 mm
Order process

Order process

IMPORTANT:

When ordering LoRaWAN® products, fill out the order document that is available with a click on the green button below.

Send the filled document to orders@metos.at.

In case when you are not sure if selected product fits to your requirements, please consult key account managers and distributors designated for your country.

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