Jacob Dalsgaard Justesen runs Siljebjerggaard Pig Production in Brædstrup and has invested in three weather stations from FieldSense. The weather stations help him prioritize his work and give him a computerized overview of the weather in his fields:
“In the past, I could get up at four in the morning and go out on a task to find that it was raining too much or too windy in that field, and then I had to turn around. Now, I can examine the conditions with accurate, local data from my three FieldSense weather stations, and in that way decide whether to leave. Or if I can catch an hour more on the eye.”
Jacob’s fields extend over an area of 25 kilometers from one extreme to the other. Therefore, there is some time to spare when he can see from home whether the weather is favorable or not. For as Jacob has experienced, there can be a big difference in the weather in just a few kilometers distance:
“In the past, I was relegated to operating based on a simple gut feeling. Yes, we had set up cheap rain gauges from the local construction market, but now we have got much better overview of data from area to area, from field to field, because there can be a significant difference in rainfall even within a radius of 25 kilometers.”
Read the full story of Jacob and his weather stations at Erhverv+ in the article Digital monitoring gives farmers a better bottom line.