FarmLogs, an Ann Arbor, MI-based agricultural tech startup that helps farmers plan, manage and analyze their farms’ operations, today announced the addition of Field Rainfall Monitoring to its farm management software. 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. “Driving to the fields to check for rain can be a hassle. With our new Field Rainfall Monitoring feature, there is no longer a need to physically check a field or to monitor rain gauges. We do it automatically.”
The new weather feature accurately and immediately displays field-specific rainfall levels at a glance for the most recent 12 and 24-hour periods, as well as eight years of historical precipitation data. A snapshot view displays the top 3 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 8 years. Automatic charts allow users to compare current growing season rainfall levels at each field against previous years and the 5 year average for that field.
FarmLogs is able to determine how much rain has accumulated by matching the exact location of fields with advanced data from the US National Weather Service on an hourly basis.