FieldClimate manual & Recent releases

Recent Releases

What’s New in FieldClimate:

  • Hybrid Station Extension:
    You can make your physical METOS® station “Hybrid” by extending it with virtual sensors. The service is available via a yearly subscription. Your station-sensor configuration will be automatically extended with the available set of virtual sensors apart from the existing physical sensors. The available sensors for the extension are: Air temperature (virtual), Relative humidity (virtual), Leaf wetness (virtual), Precipitation (virtual), Wind speed avg (virtual), Wind speed gust (virtual), Wind direction (virtual), Global solar radiation (virtual), Soil temperature (virtual)

The service is applied per station: all the users having access to a station with an active “Hybrid station extension” subscription will see the configuration of the extended sensors.

  • Disease Models Page:

    • Hazelnut > “Monilia Risk” model available. Requires temperature and leaf wetness sensors.

    • Potato > “White mold” infection model available. Requires air temperature, relative humidity, leaf wetness, precipitation, and soil temperature sensors.

    • Strawberry > “Anthracnose” infection model available. Requires leaf wetness and air temperature sensors, therefore, the model can be used in greenhouses.

  • Notifications:

    • New notification option for “Precipitation – current day”: if the station has a rain sensor – in addition to the alert for the “Precipitation – Raw” value – an option to set an alert for the “Precipitation – Current Day” value is now also available. As a result, the user will receive a notification based on a threshold set for the cumulated precipitation on the current day (from midnight until the last data reading).

    • General notification experience improvements:

      • A new notification counter is now shown in a badge on the bell icon;

      • In the Notifications History, the unread notifications are highlighted in green.

  • What’s New in FarmView:

    • Yield Prediction Page: Potato now available: The Yield Prediction feature now includes potatoes, alongside our existing crops wheat, barley, rapeseed (canola), durum wheat, soya beans, and maize. 

What’s New in FieldClimate:

  • User Menu Page:

    • API Services > New API subscription flow: We’re excited to bring you the latest update from Pessl Instruments – a brand-new API subscription flow designed to cater to your diverse data needs and usage scales. Now, activate your API subscription directly from FieldClimate! And, if you’re already subscribed, you can easily monitor your current API usage.

    • User Licenses > API subscriptions are also displayed on the renewed page: API subscriptions will be displayed on details with “start” and “expiry” dates, package and tier types, likewise, the number of API calls for each station per day.
What’s New in FieldClimate:
  • Dashboard:

    • In the station list and map widgets, new sensors can be selected in the corresponding drop-down menus. They are:

      • Wind speed
      • Leaf wetness, 1 hour
      • Wet bulb temperature

    Furthermore, for stations logging and transmitting data at intervals shorter than 1 hour, the station list and the map widgets now show the last raw values, ensuring a full real-time experience.
  • Disease Models Page:
    • “Alternaria sp.” model added to the crop package “Walnuts, Almonds and Pistachio”.
  • Many drop-down menus are improved with a search option.

The archive of past FieldClimate releases is available here.

FieldClimate Manual

FieldClimate is the cloud for owners of METOS® Systems.

All METOS® devices are sending data to the web servers of FieldClimate and are easily accessible through the desktop website or mobile apps. This way, data can be reached from any place and anytime.

Table of Contents

0. FAQ

  1. Do METOS®devices have automatic daylight saving time adjustment?
This feature has been introduced in our new database system, but it will work only if the time zone of the device is set correctly. We recommend checking Station Setting > Configuration > Station Time Zone. If the station time zone is not properly set, you find a warning message. You can store the time zone simply by clicking on SAVE LOCATION.
  1. Are my names and unit settings imported from the old FieldClimate version?
Yes, your names and units defined in the old version are imported and the system continues to overwrite with settings of the old version until you click on the DISABLE AUTO-SYNC button on Station Settings Page. If you are ready to use preferably the, we recommend clicking on this button to disable the automatic synching and your new setting will be regularly saved. Once you press this button for on of your stations, the setting is extended to all stations in your account.


FieldClimate is the cloud platform used to present agrometeorological data collected by METOS® weather stations and data loggers. Key changes with the New Generation of FieldClimate:
  • Renewed user interface based on widgets
  • Improved visualization of data
  • Fasted and more flexible
  • All METOS® services integrated into one platform as a holistic solution

1. HOW TO USE FieldClimate


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1.2. LOGIN

Login FieldClimate scree Once your account has been successfully created, insert your username and password to log in and the main dashboard will appear to you. In the top right corner, there are two icons which represent the first steps to using the powerful FieldClimate platform and setting the main configurations. The two icons symbolize (from left to right) the user menu and station list whose functions are explained below. Through the Navigation bar, which is located on the left side, you can select other pages or go back to the Main Dashboard.


Click on the icon user menu: here you can add or remove stations and access to other user settings. To add your device, click on user menu > Add/Remove station. It will ask you for a Station ID number and a station key. Now the little silver colored sticker which came with your METOS® has to be used. This sticker contains two keys. Key 1 gives the power to change all the settings on the METOS® whereas key 2 is only valid to see the data of the system. To be able to set up the METOS® please enter the key 1 here. If you entered the correct key your station list will be enlarged by this METOS® and it can be selected. In User Settings password can be changed. Add or remove station in FieldClimate
Click on User menu > User Settings to change and update the user settings. In particular, you can update the password, personal information and more settings like the language and the unit (metric or imperial). Remember to update the settings once you finished.
CONNECTING FIELDCLIMATE TO THE JOHN DEERE OPERATION CENTRE 1. User menu > API services Api services_John Deere 2. Click the “GRANT ACCESS” button, and this may take a couple of minutes, but you will be redirected to the John Deere Operations Centre Organization. Note: in order to be redirected you need to have a John Deere Operation Centre account. Granted access to John Deere 3. You will be asked to connect to a John Deere account. Click the “ALLOW” button and also check the “Don’t ask me again for this client” box John Deere and FieldClimate 4. In FieldClimate choose the John Deere Organization you want to connect with. You will then be presented with a list of stations/devices. Click YES to which ones you want to connect to the John Deere Operation Center. All stations/devices will be listed, but only the ones to that you have Key 1 access to will be connected. In other words, key 2 stations cannot be connected to My John Deere. John Deere & FieldClimate_second step 5. Once you have been granted access to the FieldClimate stations/devices you will be connected to the John Deere Operation Centre (image below). Inside John Deere Operations Centre 6. If you want to add stations or devices later, you can by clicking YES to connect to my John Deere. Again, to add a station/device you need to have Key 1 access.


Click on the Station List icon which allows you to choose among all the METOS® devices and select a single one. Each station has its own serial number, custom name and its last communication: you can find the station by name or serial number. It is possible also to see if the METOS® device has the plant disease or weather forecast subscription active. Remember that for these services you need to have the corresponding subscriptions active. FieldClimate manual_add station


Notifications can now be seen on the server level, as a list on the top-right menu of FieldClimate. Apart from the individual notifications page, inside station settings, users now have a dedicated page to access all notifications, from all stations, in the same place. The notifications list counts with: a list of unread alerts, a history page with all the historical notifications, and a configuration page for general editing. Notification list_FieldClimate manual In the History section, users can see all the notifications. While, on Configuration, you can create new alerts per station ID, likewise, check all the existent alerts for that particular station. Below is the history page: History page_fieldclimate manual Below is the configuration page: Configuration page_Fieldclimate manual



Thanks to the new Dashboard, with a widgets structure, the user can manage better the fast access to the services of highest interest between historical data, localized high-precision weather predictions, disease models, soil moisture data, CropVIEW images, insect traps and other DSS (Decision Support Systems). When you selected your METOS® device, the site will reload and you will see the main Dashboard. You can completely customize the Dashboard with data of your interest (tables and graphs). For example, you can edit the Dashboard by adding or removing widgets. Dashboard settings_first Clicking the “Edit Dashboard” button, a bar over each widget will appear whereas you can add one, edit its width or remove it. Dashboard settings_second
Click the “Add Widget” button and a new window will appear you have to insert the:
  • Select the widget type.
  • Insert the widget title.
  • Insert the widget descriptions and choose the colour for the window.
Now you can choose the widget type from: Station list, Station data table, Station chart, Weather forecast, Station maps, CropVIEW, iSCOUT and Diseases models.
Click “More options” and more edits appear. You can also move the widget into the Dashboard or remove it. In addition to that, you can group the data hourly or daily and select the last period of time to display (8h, 24h, 48h, 72h). If you click the “Profile” button you can choose the type of data between All sensors (it includes all the sensors connected on the METOS® device) and the other groups such as Disease climate, Growing climate, Wind monitoring, Frost and Temperature monitoring Soil or Precipitation monitoring. Be sure to click the ”Refresh” button after making any changes to all settings, otherwise, edits will be lost. Widget settings_FC manual Widget settings_FC manual_2
The FieldClimate dashboard can be customized based on your applications. The creation of widgets allows content allocation per section. Furthermore, many dashboards can be created and maintained, in parallel. For example, to compare different stations for Disease Model monitoring, or different Work Track devices for multiple operations. Adding a new widget on the dashboard 
To add a new widget -> click on three dots -> add 1 or more column containers -> this will create one or more widgets respectively -> ‘create widget’ -> select the widget type, title, and description (optional) -> ‘add widget’ to save -> save the full dashboard on the diskette icon. Adding a new dashboard
To add a new dashboard -> click on three dots -> add a dashboard -> give a custom name -> save it on the diskette icon.  If you want to make this your main dashboard -> click on ‘copy to the main dashboard’.


The station-list widget is located on the FieldClimate dashboard page. With this tool, users can easily evaluate station conditions regarding battery, last communication, and other selectable sensors such as rainfall, air temperature, etc. Other than data display, it is also possible to download the customized list as an excel file. Dashboard station list_FC manual


Work Tracking trips can be visualized and compared on your dashboard page. A widget can be created under Dashboard (three dots) -> add a 1 column container -> create new widget -> select ‘Work Tracking’ from the drop-down menu -> save. FieldClimate Manual_worktracking1 FieldClimate Manual_worktracking2 Widget will display all Work Tracking trips, where filters can be applied per device ID and date. Once clicking on a particular trip, the page will be redirected to the individual Work Tracking page, for more details.  If you wish to save a particular device ID as default when opening your dashboard: select the device ID -> select the default days e.g. 10 days -> save on the indicated button below. FieldClimate Manual_worktracking3


The Wind Rose is a chart which gives a view of how wind speed and wind direction are distributed at a particular location over a specific period of time (wind direction and intensity). To see the Wind Rose, you need to have a wind speed and direction sensors connected to your METOS weather station. How to interpret the Wind Rose chart? The wind rose represents the direction of the prevailing wind by the length of the rays. The ray points to the direction from where the wind is coming from and its length shows the frequency of this direction. The colors mean wind speed, the longest color is the most frequent. The wind speed ranges are fixed, and they depend on the sensor unit set (km/h, m/s, mph…).
  • 0-2: the blue part of the ray demonstrates calm or very low wind speeds; 
  • 2-5: black color indicates light air;
  • 5-10: green rays represent a light breeze;
  • 10-20: the orange color represents a gentle breeze;
  • >20: violet color indicates the maximum wind speed displayed in the wind rose.
If you see only one bar on the plot, just one direction of the wind is possible. If you see several bars, all of those directions will occur, and the longest bar will mean the most frequent direction. You also see the frequency (number of occurrences) during which the wind blows in one direction or another. In the example below, the longest spoke represents the greatest frequency of winds blowing from WNW direction with prevailing light breeze wind (green bar) over the specified time frame – last 24 hours selected in this case. There are also more time frames available i.e. last 48h, 7 days, 10 days, 14 days, 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, 360 days. Therefore, the wind rose gives valuable information about the wind patterns at your station location. Wind Rose Widget_1 How to see the Wind rose in Fieldclimate?
  1. Click on the icon with three dots on your dashboard top right.
  2. Select  one of the options to add one or more column containers.
  3. Click on “Create a widget” and select “Wind Rose diagram”.
  4. Once clicked on “Add widget” you will see the Wind rose container -> to see the filters and chart click on the icon with three dots again.
  5. Filters will show up -> Source of data (raw or hourly data), period interval (going back maximum to 1 year of measured data), the wind speed and direction sensors (it is auto-selected per default) and the station SN need to be selected by the user.
  6. Remember to SAVE on the top-right corner of the Dashboard.
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The Utah model is more complex because it introduces the concept of relative chilling effectiveness and negative chilling accumulation (or chilling negation). According to Richardson et al. (1974) temperatures between 0 and 16°C promote the breaking of rest, whereas temperatures > 16°C negate such effects. Maximum promotion occurs at 7°C (1 h at 7°C = 1 chill unit); higher and lower temperatures within the 0-16°C range are less effective. This model has been modified as more information has become available. The Positive Chill Units (PCU) model is a modification of the Utah Model, which does not consider the negative values for the chill accumulation, and which is designed for situations where, because of the abundance of high winter temperatures (temperatures > 16 °C), the final values are negative.  This model has been found to give a more accurate estimation of winter chilling in areas with mild winters or subtropical climates. Chilling units_FieldClimate


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For iMETEO you need to have the corresponding subscription active. It is a joint product of meteoblue and Pessl Instruments. It combines past data with a forecast of the main meteorological variables on an hourly basis for 7 days. An METOS® station is needed: the observation data is sent to the database, and the weather forecast is automatically adjusted to the conditions of the specific METOS® weather station. Data can be additionally combined with spray conditions, growth, irrigation and disease forecast models. On the Weather Forecast page, you can choose different ways to view the weather forecast on your site. Details: 3 days weather forecast as default, you can also see the next 7 days. Parameters calculated hourly: air temperature (°C), precipitation (mm), probability of precipitation (%), wind direction (deg), wind speed and gust (m/s), relative humidity (%), daily evapotranspiration (mm), leaf wetness, global solar radiation (W/m^2), cloud cover (%), surface air pressure (hPa). Weather forecast page_FieldClimate manual Weather forecast page_FieldClimate manual_2 The wind direction in degrees is displayed by orange dots, while at the bottom an arrow helps you to understand the wind flow better. In the rectangle (tootlip) detailed data are available in all the graphs. Note that ET0 is a daily calculation. In the last chart, air pressure is at station altitude, while global solar radiation and total cloud cover refer to that portion of sky over the station. Meteo One: a 7 days localised weather forecast with all meteorological data. Meteo Agro: a 7 days localised weather forecast with agronomic information, plant protection window. Meteo Agro weather forecast_fieldclimate manual Pictoprint: a 7 days localised weather forecast with rainSPOT (15 km range). 14 days localised forecast.


Within this new page, there is now a broad scope of functionalities focused on historical weather data and climate data. Below you can find an overview of these features.
The risk assessment diagram displays the probability of a specific weather event or risk to occur during a year. The diagrams are available for 1) cold, 2) warm events, and 3) precipitation, and are based on more than 30 years of historical simulation data. By comparing different years, you can reveal patterns of specific events. This diagram assists in weather dependent decisions such as outdoor activities, or sowing periods. The risk assessment diagram is subdivided into 3 parts:
  • Likelihood: The first diagram shows the likelihood of a certain event in percent (%). The y-axis indicates the likelihood, whilst the x-axis displays the time frame for all diagrams.
  • Tolerable risk: The tolerable risk approximates the personal tolerable risk in percent (%). This enables the risk evaluation by taking into account divergences, which are personally acceptable. The y-axis indicates the tolerable risk in percent.
  • Years: The third diagram compares the event occurrences of the last 40 years. The y-axis shows the different years. This helps to differentiate seasons and assists in evaluating the probability of a certain event.
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Temperature is below or above a certain threshold for a certain time. The threshold is set for temperature values at 1°C for cold events while at 30°C for warm events. The cold events meteogram is commonly used to evaluate frost.  The first diagram shows the likelihood of the defined event. You can estimate your personal risk in the second diagram. For instance, if your personal tolerable risk for a frost event is 20% you should schedule sowing later (e.g. end of April). On the other hand, if you can accept 50% frost likelihood in favor of earlier sowing, you should sow earlier (e.g. beginning of march). Fieldclimate manual_Cold and warm events
This variable evaluates precipitation amounts in a week above a certain threshold and with the help of this representation; you can estimate strong precipitation events and schedule activities accordingly. The threshold for precipitation amounts is set at 30 mm/week. Fieldclimate manual_Precipitation
The meteogram Climate comparison shows the expected weather, compared to the weather of the previous 10 or more years. Thereby, you can see how “normal” the current weather is. The meteogram Climate comparison looks for the closest place which has a weather station with minimum 10 years of reliable measurements available. The name of the place with the station is indicated in the meteogram title, as well as the distance from the selected place. The temperature chart shows the range of maximum, mean (thin line) and minimum temperatures of the past years, and the forecast of the next 6 days (thick line). The total precipitation for the next few days is shown in the precipitation chart, relative to the average precipitation of the period during the last years. Fieldclimate manual_Meteogram The climate chart shows temperature and precipitation of the current date as measured at the station on the same date during the past years. Years without measurement are marked with a gray bar. For the climate chart, the nearest weather station, for which reliable measurements over 30 years are available, is selected automatically. In hilly areas, this station can be located at a different altitude than the selected place. Therefore the climatic diagram shows the measurement and the forecast for this station, and not for the selected place. Fieldclimate manual_Meteogram6days
The “Last 12 months” meteogram enables a comparison of weather variables of the current season to the 30 year mean climate. This diagram shows the current season compared to the average climate for a chosen place. The diagram is labeled with temperature and months.
  • The black line shows the mean temperature for every month of the last 12 months (current).
  • The thick orange line shows the calculated mean temperature of the last 30 years for every month (climate). This line denotes the exact mean of the temperatures but does not reveal fluctuations of the temperature from year to year.
  • The orange buffer around the red line makes the fluctuations between the last 30 years more visible. It shows in what range the temperatures of the last 30 years are distributed. It shows the maximum monthly mean and the minimum monthly mean of the last 30 years.
  • The wider the buffer around the red line, the more fluctuations between the years are common in this month.
  • If the black line runs outside of the orange buffer, this means that the temperature of the current month or season does not correspond to the usual average temperature expected in this place.
  • If the black line lies within the orange buffer, this means that the current temperatures fit the usual climate.
Fieldclimate manual_Monthly precipitation Monthly precipitation The diagram for the monthly precipitation shows the amount of precipitation for each month of the last 12 months compared to the precipitation of the last 30 years. The graph is labeled with millimeters and months.
  • The black-horizontal bars show the recorded precipitation for each current month.
  • The dark blue bars show the maximum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years for each month. 
  • The light blue bars show the minimum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years.
  • The white bars show the minimum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years.
  • If a black bar is beneath the light blue bar or above the dark blue bar, this means that the current monthly sum of precipitation does not correspond to the 30 year average.
  • The longer the blue bars, the greater the fluctuations of monthly precipitation are between the last 30 years.
  • The shorter the blue bars, the less fluctuations there were in the last 30 years, which means that the amount of precipitation has been more constant.


You will be able to access this page only if you have the Weather Forecast subscription activated. Pessl Instruments developed in the last 6 years a series of Work Planning algorithms based on the combination of real measurements of rain and temperature and the hourly 7-day weather forecasts. The work planning forecast based service information are available on hourly resolution for the next 7 days. The work planning algorithms indicate the most suitable (green colour) and the worst period (red colour), with more intervals in between, to perform and plan the requested operation in your specific field. Field accessibility and tillage ability are based on precipitation and show the better and worse periods to access and work the field. Fertilizing efficiency is calculated from wind gust, precipitation and relative humidity and shows in green colour the most suitable period to spread fertilizer. More information are available on the help content. Here below an example of the Fertilizing efficiency window in FieldClimate login. These services are all displayed in the first chart, while the second one shows the corresponding weather forecast. work planning page_fieldclimate manual


This model estimates the general sowing suitability for crops grown in a tropical environment. Measured rainfall, as well as the forecast of rainfall, and temperature are considered by the model. Suitable sowing periods will be marked green (score: 2). However, too high maximum temperatures in the forecast, overall low precipitation, or a forecast of extremely high hourly precipitation are unfavourable and are, therefore, marked as less suitable (yellow, 1) or unsuitable (red, 0) sowing conditions. Tropical sowing window_fieldclimate manual


The Extreme Weather Monitoring page serves as a protective tool for frost and heating waves, keeping an eye over measured and forecast data on the same chart, allowing a quick assessment of the current situation, to identify risks and prevent damage to the crops and to the health of the population. The chart includes by default:
  • 48h past measured data of air temperature, wet & dry bulb temperature.
  • 48h hyper localized forecast of air temperature and wet bulb temperature updated frequently with the latest data from your station, satellite and radar.
  • Available for the sensors: wet bulb temperature, dry bulb temperature (only measured data) and air temperature. 
Warning horizontal lines are shown on the chart, once the user has set the thresholds under Station Settings -> SMS Warning and/or Notifications -> choose the correct sensors -> save -> blue line (Warning SMS) and green line (Notification) will be displayed on the Extreme Monitoring page graph. Fieldclimate manual_Extreme weather monitoring page What is the role of Wet & Dry bulb temperature for frost protection? Dry temperature sensor follows more accurately the plant temperature during clear nights, while the wet-bulb temperature can be used to estimate the potential for frost and to determine the best time to turn on sprinklers for frost protection.


Once you chose the station, select your crop and the corresponding disease model. In the menu on the upper side, as explained in the Station Data chapter, choose the time lapse to show the chart/table. Then you can click on “Disease model information” to have more informations about the graphic of each disease. Graphs and tables show, for example, the disease risk (%), the infection progress (%) which are of key importance for the decision-making process for the farmer. Data is displayed hourly and you can select either the last period of time (from 24h to 30 days) or the time period from the calendar. You can also export data as image or csv, displaying it in a chart or table and at the end remember to refresh. Disease model page_fieldclimate manual If you would like to learn more and have more detailed information about our Disease Support System visit this website.


In this page you will find all your soil moisture sensors connected with your METOS® device which data are displayed in the charts. On the left side you will find all your sensors and you can select only the ones of your interest. In the upper menu you can choose the Time period for displaying your data, then remember to refresh. You can set the budget lines to apply the colored bands in the chart indicating different moisture conditions. Soil Moisture Page_fieldclimate manual To access the settings box, you have to click on the settings icon in the left menu. Remember to select the option “Show bands”. You can set the Refill Point and the Full Point; be sure at the end to click “Save configuration” otherwise edits will be lost. For different nodes you can configure settings separately. Soil Moisture Page_fieldclimate manual_2 Soil Moisture Page_fieldclimate manual_3


Click on “CUSTOM VIEW”; write a custom view name, select the type of calculation (AVG, SUM or PAW) and sensor (Volumetric or Tensiometric), and then select the sensors you want to do the calculation. Don’t forget to SAVE at the end. Custom view_fieldclimate manual
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8.1.2 SUM
Custom view_SUM_fieldclimate manual_1 Custom view_SUM_fieldclimate manual_2 Note: when you calculate SUM for n sensors, Refill Point and Full Point values will be multiplied for n as well.
8.1.3 PAW
The PAW (Plant Available Water) calculation applies normalization to VWC data, based on WP (Wilting Point) and FC (Field Capacity) that you have to set in the related boxes for every sensor data serie. The calculated outputs are displayed for every sensor in terms of PAW, where 100% correspond to the Full Point (or Field Capacity), whereas the default value for Refill Point is set at 50%, but can be modified based on different crop water requirements. The Budget Lines defined the colored bands (red, green, blue) are referred in this case to the Full Point fixed at 100% and the Refill Point set in the Custom View Box. Custom view_PAW


For some soil moisture profile probes additional column CALIBRATION is available in Settings -> Sensors and nodes, where you can select different soil texture calibration equations to be applied to your soil moisture data. The texture calibration options available are the official ones provided by the OEM probe manufacturers. Soil texture calibration_fieldclimate manual Here below is an example of soil texture calibration on an METOS® DDT probe. The RAW value coming from the station is VWC with applied Sentek Default calibration. The different soil texture calibrations equations follow the following form: VWC= ((SF-c)/a)^(1/b); where VWC is Volumetric Water Content, SF is Scaled Frequency and the coefficients a,b,c depend on the soil texture as indicated in Table 1. Table 1 – Coefficients of different soil texture calibrations equations. Table 1 – Coefficients of different soil texture calibration equations.


It needs to have an CropVIEW® device in your crop. It is an agricultural information system that periodically takes high resolution photos of the crop. Photos are automatically uploaded to the FieldClimate platform and allows continuous crop monitoring and yield control. High resolution images can be analyzed over time in relation to environmental data. To access the CropVIEW® page, please click on eye icon on the left side of the bar. After clicking on the eye icon, a new page with full-scale picture will open. Below the full-scale picture, you can find a date selection option and a selection between the two cameras – wide angle lens and zoom lens. With this you can choose which picture to show in full-scale. CropView page_fieldclimate manual


A new tool is implemented in FieldClimate, which allows you to manually draw circles around fruits, on pictures taken from your orchard or field by CropVIEW® device. If you precisely know the distance between the camera and crop, you will also get a reliable measurement of fruit diameter in mm (depends on the distance between camera and crop – more precise it is, more precise will be the measurement). To start using this tool, you must select a picture from zoom camera and click on the “Start Drawing” button on the top of the high resolution picture. Click on the help button (?) next to “Start Drawing” and follow the instructions. Fruit diameter tool_fieldclimate manual To start drawing on the image, hold SHIFT and LEFT MOUSE button, then move the mouse to draw the circle. Once you release the mouse button the circle will be drawn and fixed on the image. Hovering over the circle with your mouse will color the circle in blue. You can simply select that circle with a left mouse button click. Once the circle is selected, move it around with your mouse while holding down the left mouse button. To edit the circle simply hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and the left mouse button, then move the mouse to the left if you wish to make the circle smaller, or to the right if you want to make the circle bigger. To discard a circle, select it first by clicking on the circle you wish to remove, then press the DELETE button on your keyboard. To stop drawing click the “Stop drawing” button below.


iSCOUT®, a combination of hardware and software with the aim to remote monitor agricultural pest insects. With its integrated electronics and sticky plate, it is smart enough to be hung where needed. In the field, the device is self-sufficient, being powered by a solar panel and a battery. Integrated camera takes high-resolution pictures of the sticky plate within the iSCOUT. Images are sent via LTE/UMTS to the FieldClimate platform where they are analysed with ML methods. The results are then visible on the web and mobile devices. Those real time data can be used for further analysis and support you timely with your decisions. The iSCOUT® page in FieldClimate is accessible when clicking on the EYE icon on the left side of the bar. After clicking on the eye icon, a new page with the pictures of your device will open. In the Gallery we show all pictures per month, week, season (you can use the drop-down list to change). Important: click refresh after choosing an option. If you want to see previous months/weeks/seasons use the buttons for moving back or forward. iSCOUT page_fieldclimate manual


When clicking on a picture the “correction mode” with automatic insect detections, drawn as green rectangles around the insect are shown. Thicker rectangles mark the new insects the system detected, based on the previous image. You can rename the drawn rectangles on the image. Select the rectangle, click on the right mouse button and label/mark the insect according to the default pest insect list or create your own pest list. The detections will be tracked back and forward, so they exist as long as the insect stays in that position. You are also able to draw rectangles manually and name them, however they just stay at the photo the drawing has been made. Remember to SAVE changes. If you want to hide insects that are not in your interest, you can do so by clicking on their name in the right upper corner- detection results and they get inactive (greyish). You can also export the image. Insect detection tool_fieldclimate manual


Per default a list of various agricultural insect pests is available. However, you are able to deactivate the visibility of that pest list (click NO on the question “Display system defined pests?”) and create your own pest list with ADD PEST. iSCOUT pests
Here it is obligatory to choose the order of the pest insect, on all other fields you can freely choose the names. That new added pest insect will appear on the pest list and in the correction model to be selected to label on the photo. Remember to SAVE changes. Add new pest_fieldclimate manual


iSCOUT® glue boards help you to manage your pest-monitoring season. iSCOUT glue boards_fieldclimate manual “ADD GLUE BOARD” option allows you to define when the glue board was replaced and when you replaced it with a new one. You can also define the pest insect list (on order or species level) monitored on that glue board by clicking “ADD TARGET”. Using that function and adding specific target insects on the glue board page will influence your detection page with the photos, only those insects that are added to target and are of interest, will be seen and followed on your photos. All the others are handled as “not interested insects” and are hidden automatically. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button after making any changes, otherwise edits will be lost. iSCOUT glue board_fieldclimate manual_2


Glue boards are summarized into seasons. Click “ADD SEASON” to organize photos per season. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button after making any changes, otherwise edits will be lost. The “GLUE BOARDS” button allows you to see information about glue board (date, insect counts). You can also remove or update seasons info. iSCOUT season management_fieldclimate


On this page you will find detections/counts of insects displayed in chart and table form. Click the “Date/Week Select Mode” button to insert the period of time using the calendar to show the data. You can see the data of a specific selected time period (from-to) or of the glueboard or season. When choosing glueboard/season only the targets (defined in glueboards) will be shown and displayed on the monitoring page too. There is the possibility to export charts as image and table as “xls”. Clicking on the Toggle Charts or Toggle Table you can hide chart/table. Be sure to click the “Refresh button” after making any changes. Monitoring data_fieldclimate_manual


Camera slideshow enables you to view photos as a slideshow. Click the “Date/Week Select Mode” button to insert the period of time using the calendar to show the data. You can also set how fast the presentation should play, rewind or select Fullscreen. Be sure to click the “Refresh button” after making any changes. Camera slideshow_fieldclimate manual



Under timezone and location, you need to provide precise information, as weather forecast and other services depend on it. Be aware that precise location and time-zone settings are essential for proper functioning of weather forecast and other services. If your device has a built-in GPS, location and time zone will be acquired automatically. Otherwise, you can also define location manually in different ways: Drag the marker on the map to your location. Enter location (by address) into “location search” box and then click “GO!” button. Enter coordinates of device location to “Longitude, Latitude, Elevation” boxes (you can acquire coordinates with help of your mobile phone, if it has built-in gps). The timezone is automatically set if you drag the marker on the map or if you find the location from the “Location search” input. For entering the time zone manually: Select the correct time zone from a list. When you finish with the configuration, do not forget to save the new settings (click on “save location” button). Timezone and location settings_1
Under transfer settings, you can define how your METOS® device is sending data. The setting for logging interval and transmission times will work with the default values, as long it is not changed. The logging interval is set to 60 minutes by default. Shorting the logging interval will increase the power consumption and the data transfer cost. It can be set to 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 and 120 minutes. Logging interval means time interval at which your station will read data from all the sensors and store it to memory. With Scheduler you can select hours of the day (only full hours possible) at which stored data will be transferred to the server. You need to select at least one transmission per day. Using less transfer times will decrease the data transfer cost. Logging and transfer settings You can set also a user-defined fixed transfer interval. Click “Advanced Options” button and new menus will appear with next options:
  • Fixing transfer interval every 60 minutes it takes precedence over the Scheduler, which is ignored by the station: data can be sent every 10, 15, 20, 30 or 60 minutes. You can also disable the fixed transfer interval option giving the precedence to the Scheduler.
  • Station activity: here you can select activity state of the station. You can either turn it completely off, with choosing Station is switched off in the drop-down menu or by selecting Station is gathering but not sending data you will put your station in a mode where it is only logging but not transmitting. By default station is set to normal working mode and is gathering and sending data.
  • If rain monitoring is enabled, the METOS® device measures, logs and transfers data at a fixed 15 minutes interval while it is raining. By default rain monitoring is off. This option is available only at the stations which have rain gauge sensor.
  • If water level monitoring is enabled, the METOS® device sends data to the server every 15 minutes interval during flooding events. The user can define a water level threshold. When the threshold is exceeded, the METOS® device measures, logs and transfers data in the specified interval. This option is available only at the stations which have water level sensor.
The settings are sent to the web server by pressing the “Save Configuration” button.
Set up time zone and location: these settings are very important as they are essential for proper functioning of some services. For setting timezone and location CropVIEW® settings follow the same settings for a METOS® device. Set up transfer settings: setup how your CropVIEW® is sending data. Be aware that taking and sending pictures consumes a lot of data and energy. Therefore, we set a limitation to take pictures three times per day. Set up camera: setup camera settings. Be aware that bad settings can result in corrupted images. Change this settings only if you are confident to know what you are doing. For the iSCOUT® you can setup how your station is sending data. To maintain the amount of data under 1GB and inside your monthly plan the maximum number of captured images is limited to three per day. During low temperatures please make sure that your station transmits only once per day due to battery saving. You can also customize your Camera settings, but we suggest to maintain the default settings.


In this section, you can define a custom name for your station and all nodes connected to it. Every METOS®  device is significantly named by a serial number. For most users it is more convenient to name it after the site is installed. Moreover you can also define a custom name and color for every single sensor that is connected to your station. For every single sensor you can also select a unit in which the value of the sensor will be presented on charts and in tables. After defining custom units, names and colors, you need to save your settings. You can do this by clicking on the “update“ button for every single sensor or at the “save all“ button at the end of the sensor list, to save all at once. The button “Reset Sensors” enables you to reset all sensor units to their default values. (Important note: When you change the unit’s settings (Metric/Imperial) in the User menu, the change only affects default sensor unit settings and not customized unit settings). Sensors and nodes_fieldclimate_manual


In this section you can define phone numbers and names associated with it, at which you want that a warning SMS will be sent. Under Add phone number please input phone number together with a country code and a custom name associated with it. After filling the input boxes click on “ADD” button to add the phone number. If you want that a warning SMS is sent to more numbers, you can add additional phone numbers to the list. Under List of phone numbers you will see all phone numbers and associated names that you have added. If you want you can also set the state of a phone number from active (by default) to not active (with clicking on “yes/no“ button). In this way you can choose which phone numbers from the list warning SMS will be sent. By clicking on “remove“ button you can also remove a certain phone number from the list. When you will finish with configuration, do not forget to save new settings that you made (click on “save phone numbers“ button). Adding phone numbers_fieldlcimate manual
The user can define an upper and lower threshold SMS alarm values for each sensor. If a measured value exceeds (or goes below) the establish threshold, the METOS® device will send the SMS with a warning text (name of sensor, actual value, threshold value) to up to 30 different mobile phone numbers. Alarm thresholds are checked every 5 minutes within each measurement. When the METOS® receives the sent acknowledgment from the mobile network the METOS® device will disable SMS sending for 4 hours. But if a measured value drops below the threshold in 3 consequent measurement cycles, the METOS® will again enable the sending of SMS and send the corresponding alarm. Set up sms warnings_fieldclimate_manual


At the notifications page you can create new alerts, while checking and editing the existing alerts. The first part of the screen consists of the creation of new notifications based on station-level. For a particular station, users can indicate if: warning is at maximum or minimum, choose the sensor type, set up one or multiple thresholds, set the resending time, and optionally add an email address. Alerts will, then, follow these settings, sent via email or SMS warning – in case a cellphone number was added in the SMS warnings section. Set up warnings and alarms_fieldclimate manual All the notifications created for this station will be visible on the ‘Current alerts’ section. In this section of the page, users can configure, activate or deactivate a current notification. To save new changes don’t forget to click “Update”. Set up warnings and alarms_fieldclimate manual_2


This page contents only informations regarding Basic Information, Network Details, Weather Data and GPS Location and there are not any configuration options. In user defined name it is not showing name as you define it in sensors and nodes, instead it is showing “/“ all the time. By clicking on “Station Events“ or “Communication History“ more informations can be shown. Information_fieldclimate manual


This tool allows users to correct precipitation data from any rain source (physical or virtual stations). The correction needs to be done on the respective rows, for the selected time period, then computed via the ‘APPLY’ button. Once applied, the changes can be instantly seen on all data pages, likewise, on their applications. Correct precipitation data_fieldclimate manual To ‘Correct Precipitation Data’ can be also accessed from the FarmView Irrimet module. Correct precipitation data_fieldclimate manual_2 Correct precipitation data_fieldclimate manual_3


This feature enables to automatically set shorter transfer intervals (5 or 10 minutes instead of 1 hour) during frost conditions – only when the temperature value goes below 5°C. This allows a more efficient and smarter management of the battery, increasing its performance, and provides live data of the key frost parameters. Users will not have to worry about changing the settings from FieldClimate, but everything will be automatic! Fieldclimate manual_Frostmonitoring mode



After uploading the SoilGuard data on your PC, via User menu -> data upload -> CSV file upload, you will be able to visualize your SoilGuard sampling data. Files can only be imported in CSV format. Soilguard sampling data The data consists of the geolocations of all samples on the map, with a raw-data table down the page. In order to see the accurate location, don’t forget to switch on your GPS location on the SoilGuard device before starting with sampling collection, in the field. The selected sample (violet) can be chosen at any time. The respective measurements will be shown on the raw-data table, highlighted in blue. Soilguard sampling data_fieldclimate manual_2 Soilguard sampling data_fieldclimate manual_3


Data uploading for Dualex devices can be done through User menu -> data upload -> CSV file upload. The latest data will be visible on the map with the possibility to go back in time via the calendar and/or navigation arrows. Dualex sampling data_fieldclimate manual

12.3 MobiLab SAMPLES

12.3.1 How to upload data from MobiLab?
MobiLab data can be uploaded via the mobile app: MobiLab Sampler available for Android and iOS version. Step-by-step is below: 1- Download the MobiLab app for iOS or Android; 2- Register your sample locations on the app, respectively creating individual IDs for each one of them; 3- Download the Desktop Software from MobiLab on your computer; 4- Within the Desktop Software, execute the measurements for soil or Plant SAP; 5- Results will appear on the Desktop Software. For more information, check the manual. 6- To visualize data in the FieldClimate platform, users need to sync data from Desktop Software to the FieldClimate server.
12.3.2 How to visualize MobiLab data in FieldClimate?
After the data sync is done, MobiLab data can be accessed via the station list or via cropzone list in the case of FarmView users. For the first option, data display will look this: How to visualise MobiLab data



Virtual Sensors provide readings of physical properties that are not measured directly but derived from the readings of other sensors.
ET0 daily evapotranspiration is calculated with the FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equation and needs measurements (sensors) of:
  • Air temperature
  • Air humidity
  • Solar radiation
  • Wind speed
For more detailed information visit Virtual sensors page.
13.1.2 VPD
Vapour pressure deficit requires an hygroclip sensor (air temperature and relative humidity) and is in a close relationship to evapotranspiration. VPD is an indication that takes into account the effect of temperatures on the water-holding capacity of the air, which is what drives transpiration of the leaf surface (transpiration occures when water pressure in leaves is higher then air vapour pressure). For more detailed information visit Virtual sensors page.
13.1.3 DEW POINT
It requires an air temperature and relative humidity sensor and it is the temperature of when water vapour held in the air will condense to form a liquid or it’s the temperature to which air cools when dew is formed. Dew point_fieldclimate manual For more detailed information visit Virtual sensors page.
13.1.4 DELTA T
Delta T calculation requires an hygroclip sensor (Air Temperature and Relative Humidity) installed on the METOS® station: data can be viewed on FieldClimate in charts and tables with a detailed resolution. It is a measure that takes into account the combined effects of temperature and humidity and it indicates whether climatic conditions are suitable for spraying in order to maximize pesticide performance (A. MacGregor, 2010). The optimal Delta T range is between 2°C and 8°C. Keep monitoring Delta T reading and set up an efficient spray on schedule. Weather conditions can change rapidly during the day, so having the ability to monitor delta T can help to improve pesticide performance. DELTA IN FIELDCLIMATE Delta T in FieldClimate_manual SET DELTA T SMS ALERTS On-site weather condition readings are required before each spray, in particular, a live reading of Delta T is always recommended. Set a minimum or maximum threshold for SMS warnings. Delta T live reading is updated every 5 minutes. delta T in fieldclimate_warning settings For more detailed information visit the Virtual sensors page.


You can make your physical METOS® station “Hybrid” by extending it with virtual sensors.
    • A yearly subscription service: an icon with an “H” on the station list indicates that the “Hybrid Station Extension” subscription is active for a defined station;
    • A solution to expand your METOS® station at a lower price providing access to advanced tools like Disease models and ETo;
    • The service is applied per station: all users with access to a station with an active “Hybrid station extension” subscription will see the configuration of the extended sensors;
    • Your station-sensor configuration will be automatically extended with the available set of virtual sensors apart from the existing physical sensors. The available sensors for the extension are:
      • Air temperature (virtual)
      • Relative humidity (virtual)
      • Leaf wetness (virtual)
      • Precipitation (virtual)
      • Wind speed avg (virtual)
      • Wind speed gust (virtual)
      • Wind direction (virtual)
      • Global solar radiation (virtual)
      • Soil temperature (virtual)
Adding solar radiation virtual sensor, the disease model Phytophthora Infestants can be run on Potato.


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