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FarmLogs adds rainfall monitoring program to its software

FarmLogs Published on 17 June 2013

FarmLogs, an agricultural tech startup that helps farmers plan, manage and analyze their farms’ operations, has added Field Rainfall Monitoring to its farm management software.

According to the company, the new feature is accessible from any device with a web browser and gives farmers the ability to view precisely how much rain fell on each field.

“The ability to measure exact rain accumulation at each field is going to save farmers an immense amount of time,” said Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs.

The new weather feature accurately and immediately displays field-specific rainfall levels at a glance for the most recent 12- and 24-hour periods, according to the company, as well as eight years of historical precipitation data.

A snapshot view displays the top three fields that have received the most rain in the past 12 hours, while detailed charts show users how many inches of rain have accumulated by field for the year, or anytime within the past eight years.

Automatic charts allow users to compare current growing season rainfall levels at each field against previous years and the five-year average for that field.

The company is able to determine how much rain has accumulated by matching the exact location of fields with advanced data from the U.S. National Weather Service on an hourly basis.  FG

—From FarmLogs news release