Our weather services consist of an online software platform (iLeaf) from which users can view weather data and models based on measurements from our more than 1000 weather stations based in Southern Africa.
To meet the decision support requirements of modern day farming our app allows for the seamless integration of raw weather data, weather predictions, and models that can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Our weather stations have GPRS technology and sends data in real-time to the cloud. Our stations are monitored daily for functionality to ensure a high quality data stream to the cloud.
- Frost Forecast
- Spray Conditions
- Live Data Monitoring
- Station Data
- Station comparison
- Weather Models
- Diseases ...
Our weather stations can measure temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction and solar radiation. All our weather stations communicate through GPRS technology. Weather data is sent hourly to a central cloud server where the data is thoroughly checked by our quality system as in the examples below:
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S. McIntyre, M. van der Merwe, Cheryl Lennox, J. Meitz-Hopkins
iLeaf has partnered with Manna Irrigation (by Rivulis) to provide accurate irrigation scheduling for your crops.
Manna is a leading provider of Irrigation Intelligence software solutions to growers around the world. We leverage our passion and decades of experience in remote sensing, agronomy, and irrigation into delivering advanced solutions to optimise irrigation in your field.
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Take control of your microclimate
This brand new High Quality affordable weather station includes:
- 4G Logger
- Solar Panel
- aluminium pole
for R11 995
Made in South Africa
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J. Meitz-Hopkins, S. McIntyre, M. van der Merwe, C. Bowles, Cheryl Lennox.
A model-specific for South African conditions using hourly weather data was developed. The model was tested in 2020 in the Western Cape on two blueberry farms by comparing it to a standard calendar spray schedule and unsprayed control treatment in terms of the number of sprays scheduled per season and grey mould incidence on inflorescences of Eureka blueberry plants. The plants sprayed according to the iLeaf model needed similar or fewer sprays during the season ...
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The iLeaf weather station is a risk management tool that measures meteorological parameters in your microclimate. The iLeaf portal is accessible on your phone, tablet or computer. Various weather models are available and integrates with your CRI-Phytrisk to meet the decision-making requirements of modern day farming. The Hortec analytical laboratory provides food safety testing, including agrochemical residue analysis as well as microbiology and Water Analysis. Our intuitive online portal makes your decision around compliance easier with our national Logistics infrastructure. We ensure that your samples reach our laboratory fast, so that you get your results in time. Contact us to discuss your needs and see how we can provide you with a solution.
Station maintenance ensures accurate readings
We are expecting high rainfall in the north of South Africa. To ensure that your station is in tiptop condition, please go through the PDF to make sure your station will measure accurately.
View weather data from our own stations in Kruger National Park! Look out for the QR codes next to sighting boards in the park.
iLeaf stations are available at the following camps: Letaba, Lower Sabi, Mopani, Nwanetsi, Orpen, Pafuri, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Berg-en-dal, Satara, Shingwedzi, Skukuza and Crocodile bridge.
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New feature: import IrriCheck Irrigation data into the late blight model.