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Minimize Losses from Frost Using Direct Measurements

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/08/2017 | Comments: 0

Are you concerned about frost damage to your crops? There are a number of high-value crops that are critically vulnerable to frost damage. Especially on buds, flowers, and early fruit, frost can cost growers thousands of dollars per acre. For a long time, many growers have monitored... read more

The Most Rugged Air Temp/RH Sensor We Know of: the EE181

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 12/14/2016 | Comments: 0

In this interview, Chod Stephens, the product manager for the new EE181-L, tells us why this new sensor is ideal for Campbell Scientific customers with deployment sites in extreme environments. Chod is the Technical Product Manager for the Environmental Group at Campbell Scientific, Inc. He... read more

How to Find the Best Soil Water Content Sensor for Your Application

Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 07/06/2016 | Comments: 0

Because there are many different types of soil water content sensors available, choosing the best one for your application may seem difficult or even confusing. To help you make your selection, it’s important to understand what soil water content sensors actually measure, what makes a... read more

6 Tips to Protect Your Weather Station from Birds

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 05/25/2016 | Comments: 0

You’ve got your weather station set up and running, your data is coming across just fine, and then a bird decides your station is a wonderful place to make a home. That’s great for the bird, but not so great for the performance of your... read more

How to Select the Correct Pulse Type for Your Measurements

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 04/21/2016 | Comments: 0

Have you ever had a sensor work on a P (pulse) datalogger terminal, but not on a C (control) terminal? Is the list of choices for the PConfig parameter in the PulseCount() instruction daunting? Campbell Scientific dataloggers offer several options for measuring pulse signals. Our Short Cut Program Generator will... read more

How to Create Custom Sensors in Short Cut

Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 02/24/2016 | Comments: 0

Have you ever wanted Short Cut to support more sensors? Although Short Cut supports many sensors, you may have found that the sensor you want to measure is not on the list. What do you do then? How do you add that sensor to your... read more

How to Convert Wind Directions in Degrees to Compass Directions

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 01/06/2016 | Comments: 0

Do you feel lost when sifting through wind direction data that is listed in degrees? For example, can you picture in your mind what direction 195 degrees is? Would it be easier if your datalogger could put your data in compass directions instead? In this... read more

8 ET Station Components that Need Regular Maintenance

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 09/23/2015 | Comments: 0

Like most machines, automated weather stations require regular maintenance to provide you with better performance and longer life expectancy. A weather station designed to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) for commercial agriculture and irrigation scheduling has a number of components that require maintenance and calibration. Based on... read more

Automatic Water Sampler Maintenance Tips

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 07/29/2015 | Comments: 0

If you use automatic water-sampling equipment, consider performing a maintenance check-up during the month of August, which is National Water Quality Month in the U.S. When you perform a maintenance check-up, you can help ensure that your equipment is operating at an optimal level and that you... read more

How to Prevent Skipped Scans and a Sunburn

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 06/17/2015 | Comments: 3

Through programming, relatively slow SDI-12 measurements can coexist, without problems, alongside fast measurements. To illustrate the need for accommodations in your datalogger program, I will share the story of the worst sunburn I ever got. Southern Peru is near the Pacific Ocean, yet is home... read more

How to Check the Accuracy of Your Solar Radiation Measurements

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 0

Solar radiation is an important measurement for many researchers and those who are monitoring their evapotranspiration values for irrigation purposes. If you have been wondering how accurate your solar radiation measurement is, Apogee Instruments (an associated company of Campbell Scientific) has a Clear Sky Calculator mobile... read more


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