Inaccurate weather data or weather data not representative for the site can be problematic, especially when it comes to management decision tools. In contrast, a more accurate characterization of the field-specific situation can help to optimize the application of agrochemicals and reduce the environmental impact of crop production. The Agricultural Chamber of Schleswig-Holstein, 13 farmers and scientist came together to improve the situation. The main goal is to find practical solutions providing reliable, site-specific weather data for management decision tools in Schleswig-Holstein. In cooperation with the company WetterLand (wetter-land.de), the OG wants to test and refine a innovative system which allows real-time detection of possible measurement faults and automated supply of reference data.
After the implementation phase, farmers will be able to use decision tools at the I.S.I.P (isip.de) and IPS-Weizen (ips-weizen.de) platforms with their local weather data. The project results may help to form a regional measurement network.