MeteoHelix micro-weather station will be displayed as part of the SURVIA technological portfolio for precision agriculture featuring drone and field scanning technologies. "We are very pleased to partner with SURVIA s.r.o. and to offer our precision micro-climate measurement solution as part of their portfolio" noted Jan Barani, CTO of BARANI DESIGN Technologies. The patented helical design of the weather station solar shield enables this helical weather station to achieve professional quality measurement at a fraction of the cost of competing technologies.
While SURVIA's technological and service portfolio is extensive and ranges from Geodesy to 2D & 3D mapping to precision agriculture, the BARANI DESIGN MeteoHelix in the words of SURVIA CEO Viktor Setnicky is a big step forward in the availability of quality meteorological data. For a professional weather station, the "MeteoHelix is a big leap forward in affordability and will enable our customers to monitor each field's micro-climate with the precision never before possible". This level of meteorological detail in combination with satellite imagery and drone scanning technologies enables our partners' agronomists to minimize the use of pesticides and fertilizer, for a more natural, healthier and even crop yield.
In viticulture, this type of meteorological precision is not only nice to have, it is a necessity. Climate change is a hard reality for wine growers. Not only can extreme weather damage grapes, the extreme fluctuations of temperature and humidity are causing unpredictable frost and more frequent infection risks, resulting in increased uses of chemical agents for plant disease and mold prevention.