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DTN is an independent source of actionable weather insights, currently working with Australian farmers using their online WeatherSentry forecasting platform, Ag Weather Stations and Soil Moisture Probes to empower the agricultural industry with accurate, timely forecasts, contextual information and supply chain solutions critical to their operations.
Weather volatility creates immense risk, especially in the instances of drought that Queensland and New South Wales farmers are currently experiencing. Hence, reliable resources are vital to ensuring preparedness ahead of the weather – which today’s technology can now provide.
DTN’s WeatherSentry delivers real-time information on temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, dew point and humidity. Further, the platform provides details on growing degree days (GDD), evapotranspiration and soil moisture and temperature. This gives consistent, accurate and relevant weather data, invaluable to farmers’ planning.
WeatherSentry’s insights empower farmers to anticipate weather events, such as rain, precise to their location. Using DTN as a trusted advisor enables farmers to optimise operations and autonomously decide whether to employ its advisory based on customised forecasts. This specificity provides a far more reliable source than mainstream news, which is often based on population-dense towns and cities, rather than rural farming zones.
DTN’s farmers are able to manage their crops and animals more strategically by combining the data from WeatherSentry with on-site weather stations, which allow them to aggregate real-time information from their own fields, for increased precision and customised alerts.
Furthermore, DTN can implement soil moisture probes to provide data based on soil and atmospheric moisture, to track the impact of rainfall on the ground’s profile to assist in managing resources accordingly.
DTN is currently offering a free seven-day trial to the WeatherSentry platform for farmers and businesses to explore how their actionable insights may benefit them.
This provides the opportunity to work with the DTN team to tailor the program according to individual needs.
Their aim is to introduce the Australian agricultural industry to the results reaped from having greater control and understanding of the weather and its impact on growth, response and operations.
For more information, contact DTN on
(07) 3103 7531 or via email email@example.com.
CUTTING EDGE: DTN weather station installed near Kingaroy, Queensland. This weather station is visible in WeatherSentry, with observations, forecasts, alerts and spray condition outlooks available for this specific location.
The desktop edition of WeatherSentry can be accessed from a PC, allowing interrogation of current and forecast conditions for all available weather stations, as well as visualisation of all conditions, forecasts and warnings that affect the farm location.