Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring monitors and provides assistance in:
Austrian farmers were hit especially hard in 2016. End of April temperatures unexpextedly dropped to -2.5 °C bis -6 °C . Completely caught off guard, farmers could only react in the second night.
This will not happen again with Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring . The system measures air temperature and humidity and calculates the wet bulb temperature. If the value exceeds a certain threshold an alarm is triggered. You can set the threshold yourself in order to initiate the necessary countermeasures such as frost irrigation or fleece covering.
Covering can easily lead to overheating in spring. Heat stress reduces fruit size  as well as yield. Timely tunnel ventilation and removal of the covers at temperatures above 26°C greatly reduces this risk.
Therefore Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring warns against high temperatures and facilitates fleece management in order to maximize your yield.
Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring brakes new ground in soil moisture measurement. Instead of just providing a mere number representing a value that has little real information value the farmer can teach his proven "gut feeling" to the system. This enables the farmer to directly continue to work with his proven experience. There is no need to adjust to new and non-transferable indices such as volumetric water content.
The system alerts you if the soil is too dry or too wet.
The trend history enables you to further improve your irrigation management and to optimize plant provision.
The at times high humidity unter the fleece/foil cover or in the tunnel can significantly raise fungal infection strain. But to avoid unpleasant surprises, the humidity values should also be monitored in open fields.
For doing so Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring measures and documents the humidity right next to the strawberry plant. This documentation is a vital part for your own risk evaluation and for the implementation of your in-house strategies for risk minimization.
Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring assists your fleece management by measuring the air temperature above and under the fleece. This serves to determine the best time to remove the fleece/foil covering. The best time to remove the covers is when the temperature above the cover exceeds the temperature below.
In the high-end configuration "Premium Soil" Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring measures air temperature and humidity next to the strawberry plant, the air temperature above the fleece and the soil moisture. The Gateway tramsmits the obtained data to your smartphone, using the Bosch Cloud (see figure 1). The measurement and transmission frequency is dependent on the temperature change rate next to the strawberry plant.
If the air temperature is in the critical range , measurements take place every 10 minutes. A transmission takes place if the difference between the actual measurement value and its preceeding value is more than 0,5°C. Outside the critical temperature range measurements take place every 30 minutes, a transmission of these values to the Bosch cloud is then carried out every 60 minutes.
You can retrieve the data anywhere and anytime using our App on your smartphone or tablet. This enables you to come to the right decision and to forward instructions directly to your employees. You can also enable employees or advisors to see your measurement values.
Figure 1: Function of " Deepfield Connect® - Strawberry Monitoring
When a preset threshold is exceeded you will be notified by an alarm message. This can be the case in frost, overheating, excessive humidity or if the soil is too dry/too wet.
Data transmission is active between March 1st and August 31st each year as long as the contract is running.
The customer has to make sure that the device, on which he views his sensor data, is connected to the internet.
The following app screenshots with sample data illustrate the functions described above: