Kestrel 0855Aghvg, 5500Ag Agriculture Weather Meter

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USD 337.80
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0855AGHVG, Kestrel 5500AG Agricultural Weather Meter Includes: Neck Lanyard AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours) Protective Drawstring Pouch Instruction Manual Five Year Warranty LiNK model includes Rotating Vane Mount Tips for Taking Accurate Measurements Evolved from the realities of a present need to get environmental conditions to make appropriate decisions around when to spray

Aim to spray when Delta T is between 2 and 8 and not greater than 10

Aim to spray when the atmosphere is neutrally stable

Avoid calm conditions - small droplets may remain suspended for long periods

Avoid spraying in temperatures above 82 deg C

Avoid variable or gusty wind conditions

Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals to help you select the right spray nozzle

Be aware of local topographic and convective influences on wind speed and direction

Briefly, the Delta T reading on this meter will tell you whether it is safe to spray based on environmental conditions, including ambient temperature, dew point, wind, and thereby thermal drift

Combine this with the GPS on your phone for a location stamp, and you have prepared yourself for safe spraying

Do not spray when inversion conditions exist

Every farmer who sprays should have this tool and know this reading

Ideally we spray when it's 3-10mph, and it is illegal to spray at 15mph! You can know exactly what it is when you spray, know the average, and log it with a date stamp for your records

If you are this farmer, you need a Kestrel 5500 AG meter in your toolbox

Impeller can be field-replaced without tools if damaged ndash patented! 5-year warranty

It may even save you at a day in court

It will deliver spot measurements, log and store data, and aid in auditing and record keeping

It rsquo s a very easy interface

It rsquo s only recently that farmers are being pushed to educated themselves on this at a more broad scale across the US

Kestrel COC regarding accuracy of measurements Who is Using Dairy Producers Crop Growers Crop Sprayers Crop Dusters Poultry Growers Swine Operations Livestock Processors Veterinarians Nutritionists Ag Consultants Researchers Measures Air Flow Wind Speed Altitude Barometric Pressure Crosswind Delta T Density Altitude Dew Point Temperature Direction Headwind / Tailwind Heat Stress Index Relative Humidity Station Pressure Absolute Pressure Temperature THI Wet Bulb Temperature Psychrometric Wind Chill

Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for use in low-light conditions

Most chemicals require a rain free period ndash check the label

Nobody wants to be in court with their neighbor

Optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth low energy provides wireless communication to IOS / Android phones amp tabets

Read more about Delta T

Record on-site weather conditions at spray time

Small ndash carry in your pocket or store in your glove box

Spray Management The Kestrel 5500AG provides Delta T measurements to aid in assessing acceptable spraying conditions and ensure you're within guidelines

Spray when wind blows away from sensitive areas

Spray when wind is steady and ideally 2-9 mph

That rsquo s the reality with Dicamba approaching active use for spring and summer spraying

The Kestrel 5500AG calculates and logs on-site Delta T, wind speed, and direction without any additional user input

The Kestrel 5500AG is easily carried in a pocket, belt clip, or glove box and is ready to help whenever and wherever needed.There a LOT of features to this meter

The compass provides direction to minimize spray drift

This is common practice in Australia and other countries globally

This meter takes it beyond the old school method of 'sure looks windy today, better not spray

This reading is instant and in the palm of your hand

Time/Date stamp Wind Speed Wind Direction Delta T Built for Agriculture Use Made in the USA Waterproof / Dustproof amp Floats sealted to IP67 standards - 30' submersion to 3' Rugged drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards ndash 10 drops from 4 rsquo

Using the Kestrel 5500AG can help you with a lot of this, avoiding poor spraying and a lawsuit

WEATHER GUIDELINES FOR PESTICIDE SPRAYING Read the product label and follow all label instructions

When combined with the Kestrel rsquo s average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time

With spraying heavy chemicals like the newly approved Dicamba, or for infesting crops such as palmer pigweed, agriculture sprayers need to be extremely sensitive when making assessments to spraying decisions where both wind speed and direction must be recorded

You can also use our free app see below for screenshots to view conditions in real time from in your cab from up to 100 feet away, or set it up to log data in intervals of Interval store rate options 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 1m, 2m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 1hr, 2hr, 6hr, amp 12hr.Be prepared

You can turn off the readings you don rsquo t want to see, you can easily create a lsquo User screen rsquo that gives you just the measurements you want to see