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Collecting Weather Data Using SensorPush

by Danielle Dickson,CEA- Agriculture

The SensorPush is a wireless device that records temperature and humidity. Data is collected at one-minute intervals and is stored on the sensor for over a month. It is automatically pushed to mobile applications when they are in range (325 feet). There it is stored for graphing and analysis.

The app allows alert ranges to be set, so you can know when there's a problem without constantly checking. Hang the sensor in a central location in your orchard, on the lower canopy of a pecan tree.  It will help you stay informed and protected from Scab- a fungal disease.

For Scab, your temperature’s high limit alert should be set at 70 degrees and your humidity’s high limit alert should be set at 90 percent. The sensor can be purchased on the SensorPush website or on Amazon for $70.

How do I set up a new sensor?

  • Install the SensorPush app & make sure your Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Open the app. Click the Add Sensor button at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Hold your sensor against the screen and keep it over the moving image. After a few moments, the app will connect and move to the next screen.  
  • There you can give the sensor a name and set up alerts if you like. Once alerts are set, click Done.