While we can’t control the weather, understanding current and upcoming conditions is paramount in making effective crop management decisions. WxAgrios, a meteorology solutions platform that recently integrated with the John Deere Operations Center and Field Connect, is providing growers an unprecedented ability to observe and analyze weather information and forecasts directly from their fields.
WxAgrios was developed by Precision Weather Solutions (PWS), a full-service meteorology and climatology solutions provider based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Suzi Bonk, CEO of PWS, sat down for an interview with Chuck during the Develop With Deere Conference last week, where she discussed the ways this new platform offers a unique added value for growers.
“We have meteorologist and agro-meteorologists that work for us, and there are about 30,000 real-time, site-specific weather stations that feed into our overall network,” she said.
Subscribed users simply enter their information into the John Deere Operations Center, where it will integrate with the WxAgrios platform, allowing growers to look at current weather information and interact with radar and forecasting data while working in their fields.
“It creates an enriched opportunity for the grower and their decision-making processes,” said Bonk. “Our forecasting is an hourly forecast that updates every single hour, so for growers that are in the process of running their operations, especially if they’ve got a lot of fields, that can make a huge difference and save thousands of dollars. ”
Learn more in Chuck’s full interview with Suzi here:
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View and download photos from the event here: 2016 Develop With Deere Conference Photo Album.