Pesticide Spraying & Kestrels: Onsite vs Distant Weather Station Data

Pesticides help provide bountiful harvests, reduce transmitted diseases carried by insects, and keep food prices affordable. While there certainly are obvious benefits that come from effective pesticide use, there are risk factors associated with spraying these helpful but potentially harmful chemicals in the air. Off-target drift can cause damage to surrounding crops and threaten the safety of nearby people and animals. Knowing current weather conditions at the site of application can help you spray safely and get the best result possible result. How Does Climate Conditions Affect Pesticides? The weather is a big factor in how pesticides are applied and...

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5 Helpful Hints for Accurate Kestrel Meter Measurements

Whether you are a professional meteorologist or a novice who simply loves the world of weather, you rely on Kestrel to give you highly accurate local measurements. In fact, Kestrel weather meters are one of the most accurate devices for measuring weather on the market. However, there are several ways that you can make your measurements even more accurate, providing some of the most precise measurements no matter when you need it. Tip #1: Keep Air Moving When Measuring Temperature Kestrel is by far a more accurate device for temperature readings than your phone's weather app. But when you're using...

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Your Helpful Guide to Weather Terms and Kestrel Performance

The world of weather is a whirlwind of an adventure. Along with its dramatic variations comes a long list of weather terms---and even more questions about the weather itself. Kestrel Weather Meter is one of the most accurate weather tracking devices on the market, logging many of the most recognized weather terms in the industry. It helps us explore the world of weather, providing us a better understanding of how it works in every climate. In this guide, you'll learn about some common and unique weather occurrences and learn a few things about Kestrel along the way. Questions about Inclement...

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Kestrel Meters and Biomimicry Research: Desert Edition

We learn a lot from nature. With all of the interesting and diverse climates that exist around the world, desert regions remain unique for their hostile environment of barren, hot, dry landscapes with very little rainfall to sustain living things. Desert conditions make it difficult for most plants and animals to survive. This is one of the reasons the desert serves as a significant biome for field study research. Studying how desert plants and animals have adapted to survive in such a harsh habitat can lead to important insight and scientific discovery – particularly in biomimicry research. Biomimicry involves studying...

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Prescribed Fire Safety and Kestrel Weather Meters

A prescribed fire - otherwise known as a controlled burn - is beneficial and necessary for several reasons. First, it helps decrease the likelihood of large and uncontrolled fires occurring, causing extensive damage and even loss of life. It influences the growth of trees and vegetation, while some species depend on those fires to thrive. No matter the reason for a prescribed fire, there are also several considerations to keep in mind for safety and success. This includes components such as location and weather. Wind's Impact on Fire Wind is very influential when it comes to prescribed fires---or any fire,...

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The Guide to Kestrel LiNK (and What to do With the Data)

Data is an essential tool for a countless number of fields. We use it to gain knowledge, track trends, and make improvements. Not only is Kestrel a highly-effective weather monitoring and data logging device, but it also stores and logs data for a birds eye view. You don't have to be a data nerd to appreciate Kestrel's LiNK feature, and here is how to use it and what you can do with the information. What is Kestrel LiNK? Kestrel LiNK is powered by Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless technology that connects weather data to your smartphone. The free Kestrel LiNK app...

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