FINE-TUNING THE ALMANAC
Conditions from field to field—such as soil makeup, topography and pests—can differ dramatically. Weather monitoring stations help create a more detailed picture of what each field needs, and when. If a station predicts heavy rain, a farmer can avoid unnecessary irrigation or wait to apply fertilizers that could be washed away. Other data from the stations can enable the customization of fertilizer applications and inform harvest dates for various crops.