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We have joined the Mérieux NutriSciences group through their acquisition of 100% shareholding in Hortec

iLEAF Weather Services

About Weather Services

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 650 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.

Stratus Weather Station

Stratus 200

The all new Stratus 200 4G Weather station

iLeaf Models


- Frost Forecast 
- Spray Conditions 
- Live Data Monitoring 
- Station Data 
- Station comparison 
- Weather Models 
- Insects 
- Diseases  ...



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Weather Stations

Station Map

Click here to view a live map of current temperatures, rainfall and other parameters as measured by our stations.

Weather Station

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:

Weather Station Map

Weather Station Map

Temperature • Rainfall • Rainfall 24h • Rainfall 48h
• Relative Humidity • Wind Speed
• Fire Dry • Fire Wet • Frost



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Wat hou die winter vir 2022 in?

Kliek asb op een van die skakels hieronder om die langtermyn weervoorspelling vir die 2022 winterseisoen te sien.

Wintervoorspelling 2022

Hortec (Pty) Ltd joins the Mérieux NutriSciences group

Hortec is excited to announce that we have joined the Mérieux NutriSciences group through their acquisition of 100% shareholding in Hortec. Mérieux NutriSciences - South Africa

Our own stations in Kruger National Park

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.

QR Codes in Kruger NP

Click here for more information on the crops and models covered by iLeaf.

Innovative Technology

New feature: import IrriCheck Irrigation data into the late blight model.


Contact Us 

Contact our Team 

Ask us about: Hortec, analytical laboratory, fruit research, pesticide testing, Pesticide Residue Analysis, agrochemicals, food safety, patulin, fruit quality management, maturity indexing, harvest windows, weather stations South Africa, weather data, weather stations, forecasting, disease models and iLeaf.

Contact Info

Unit D45, Olive Grove
Industrial Estate, 
5 Old Paardevlei Rd

Somerset West, 7130

+27 218511044

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Downloads & Useful links

Download: Pesticide Residue Request Form, Food Safety Analysis Request Form, and find useful links.

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