How does Asparagus Monitoring work?
Deepfield Connect® - Asparagus Monitoring measures the ground temperature using a high precision temperature sensor, which is installed inside the mound, see picture 2. This sensor measures the temperature at different height levels: Directly below the cover as well as 5, 20 and 40 cm below it. The system records the temperatures and sends them to a BOSCH operated webserver. This server provides 24/4 access to the data through Smartphone and Tablet apps, enabling you to take the right decisions. Access to the data can also be shared with employees or consultants.
Picture 2: functionality of “Deepfield® Connect - Asparagus Monitoring”
The temperature history can be viewed and studied. In addition a warning function is provided, which can trigger an alert if a user defined temperature threshold is violated. These thresholds can be set individually for all four measurement depths. Furthermore Deepfield Connect® - Asparagus Monitoring shows accumulated temperatures aiding the customer to estimate the best point in time for the harvest. Harvest should be carried out when the accumulated temperature measured 20 cm below the cover reaches about 500 °C (according to Joachim Ziegler, DLR Rheinpfalz).
For clarification of the above described functions some app screenshots with example data are provided.
The service and therefore the data transmission is available from the 15th of February to the 30th of June of each year the contract is running. For Deepfield Connect® - Asparagus Monitoring services we guarantee a monthly mean availability of 95,0%. The regular daily maintenance periods between 12:00 am and 4:00 am UTC +1 are not considered in the calculation of the availability.
The customer is responsible for a functioning internet connection of the device he uses for viewing the sensor data.
Deepfield Connect - Asparagus Monitoring can only do spot measurements of the soil temperatures and has an assistance function only! Therefore the measured temperatures are only valid for the immediate surroundings of the sensor. The soil temperature values depend on soil composition, soil moisture, geographic alignment of the field, shadowing and other external factors. The interpretation of the measurement data as well as the implementation of appropriate counter-measures lies solely within the responsibility of the customer.
All hardware, including all sensors and the Deepfield Gateway remain property of Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH and have to be returned after the expiration or cancellation of the contract.
In case of hardware damage caused by the customer he will be charged for the replacement. For the replacement of the Deepfield Gateway the customer will be charged 500 € plus VAT and shipping. For the replacement of the asparagus sensor ST4 the customer will be charged 200 € plus VAT and shipping.
Here are some app screenshots with example data for clarification of the above described functions: