Get the environmental data you need for livestock and crop production and other farm and ranch activities.This lightweight, handheld, multi-function meter can be used inside and out for barn/facility condition assessments to spraying decisions where both wind speed and direction must be recorded. This comprehensive meter will deliver spot measurements, log and store data, and aid in auditing and record keeping.
The Kestrel 5500AG is easily carried in a pocket or glove box and is ready to help whenever and wherever needed. Its rugged build and waterproof case mean it can work as hard as you do. Be prepared: be informed of local and micro-climate enivornments at your site.
Clip the Kestrel 5500AG into the optional Kestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount and you have a sturdy weather station that can be left in place for days or weeks.
The Kestrel 5500AG provides Delta T measurements to aid in assessing acceptable spraying conditions and ensure you're within guidelines. Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals to help you select the right spray nozzle. The compass provides direction to minimize spray drift.
The Kestrel 5500AG calculates and logs on-site Delta T, wind speed, and direction without any additional user input. When combined with the Kestrel's average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time. Use an accessory carry pouch to keep your Kestrel handy on your belt, ready to go before any spraying operations.
Heat Stress Management with THI
THI (Temperature-Humidity Index)has been used for decades as a measure to classify heat stress risk in many livestock production and transportation operations. This measurement includes both temperature and relative humidity and is a basis for both strategic and tactical management practices which benefit animal health, productivity and well-being.
The Kestrel 5500AG calculates and logs on-site THI based on user selection of either the NRC (National Research Council, 1971) or Yousef (Yousef, 1985) accepted THI calculations. Objective and accurate site-specific measurements are critical to ensuring a heat stress management strategy that is cost effective; and they're at your fingertips with the 5500AG.