Tips

  1. Remote Control

    The Harvest ITU G2 systems can be used for remote control of equipment from a computer or smartphone, e.g. to turn on/off an irrigation pump - see the screenshot below. This is an internet based control system with immediate on screen acknowledgment, rather than a text message which you cannot be sure if or when it has been received.

    Tip 1

    To find out more about remote control on your property, contact our sales team via sales@harvest.com or +64 370 1991 (freephone 0800 HARVEST).

  2. Growing Degree Days & Richardson Chill Units

    Any Harvest system with at least one air temperature sensor can calculate Growing Degree Days (GDD) and Richardson Chill Units (RCU). The GDD and RCU values are displayed alongside the related sensors' graph (see below) for the time period you are viewing, apart from the current day in progress.

    Tip 2

    To view or change your growing season for GDD/RCU calculations, go to "Login and Settings" in the Options menu of your Harvest Webpage. Then scroll down to "Seasons" and use the drop down menu to change the growing season, then click "Save All Options".

    Tip 2

    To set up your Harvest system to show GDD and RCU, contact our Tech Support team via support@harvest.com or +64 370 1991 (freephone 0800 HARVEST).

    For more information on our Harvest system calculations please visit our system calculations page.

  3. Wet Bulb Temperature

    We can calculate and display wet bulb temperature for any systems with temperature and humidity sensors. Simply ask our Tech Support team to set this up for you. Wet bulb temperature is very useful if you use water for frost protection. When you first start to apply water, the leaf temperature rapidly drops to the wet bulb temperature, so you must be sure that the water is turned on before the wet bulb temperature gets to zero.

    Tip 2

    To set up your Harvest system to calculate wet bulb temperature, contact our Tech Support team via support@harvest.com or +64 370 1991 (freephone 0800 HARVEST).

    For more information on our Harvest system calculations please visit our system calculations page.

  4. Localised Forecast

    For any Harvest system with functioning weather sensors, as an add-on service we can push weather data to Weather Underground who then provide a localised forecast based on those readings and their expanding network of personal weather stations. You can read more about how they do this here - Weather Underground Website.

    Tip 4

    To add a localised forecast to your Harvest system, contact our sales team via sales@harvest.com or +64 370 1991 (freephone 0800 HARVEST).