WEST DES MOINES, Iowa— Growers Edge™ (www.growers-edge.com) has introduced My Weather Report, a new free weather service designed to help farmers by providing pinpointed weather information specific to their field locations.
My Weather Report provides the farmer with daily and monthly rainfall amounts, growing degree days, as well as the hour-by-hour daily forecast of rain, wind, temperature and cloud cover. In addition, an innovative hail tracking feature notifies the farmer if a hail storm occurred near their pinpointed field locations, indicating the probability of a hail event and the average size of the hail.
“Farmers asked us to develop a service that would help them better manage weather uncertainty that is specific to their field locations,” said Craig Mouchka, president of Growers Edge. “Our proven technology provides farmers with a better way to accurately measure rainfall, track growing degree days and access hourly precipitation and wind forecast by field location. This means farmers always have access to their site-specific rainfall data without the need to maintain and monitor rain gauges or keep manual records.”
Farmers can capture this weather information from any field location they choose. Utilizing technology that includes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service data, along with the farmer’s field latitude and longitude coordinates, My Weather Report collects the precise amount of rainfall as well as other weather related information for a given location. The weather data from each of the selected field locations is sent to the farmer’s email address every morning.
Growers-edge.com provides farmers a one-stop resource for their business and marketing needs for free. To date, more than 11,000 farmers are using growers-edge.com to help enhance their profits. For more information, and to sign up for the My Weather Report and other free features from Growers Edge, go to www.growers-edge.com.