Owl prowl for grain gain

A NEW remote sensing and control system for grain stores will be on show at Cereals.

The Barn Owl system automates many of the repetitive measurement and control functions now required on the farm, makers Martin Lishman have claimed.

Sensors for temperature, humidity, and insect-detecting are placed in the grain store and connected by a single digital cable.

These are wired up to the farm PC that constantly monitors what‘s going on and lets you know if there‘s a problem.

“Complete systems to monitor crop temperature can cost as low as 30p per tonne,” said the company.

Additional sensors for recording other information required by farm assurance schemes can also be daisy-chained to the system.

These include rainfall gauges, wind speed and direction recording, weight measurement and soil moisture logging.

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