Agriculture production requires local, site specific information regarding indoor climates and outdoor environments. The Kestrel 5500AG is your comprehensive meter for condition monitoring and recordkeeping on the farm, ranch, or in the field. The Kestrel 5500AG provides you with data for risk identification, environment assessments, and action plan development. This meter includes THI, compass for direction and Delta T, an additional measurement to aid spraying applications.
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 Kestrels 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.
Barn / Housing Ventilation Assessments:
Regardless of the type of barn/house design all livestock require proper ventilation
and air movement to maximize health, growth, and comfort. The Kestrel 5500AG
provides wind speed and air flow measurements to quickly quantify air movement
in the vicinity of livestock, locate drafts, measure fan effectiveness and confirm
duct discharge velocity. Volume air flow takes duct shape and dimensions into
account and allows for accurate comparison of various locations in a system.
No calculator is needed to determine airflow with the Kestrel 5500AG
a few quick menu picks and built-in averaging gives you accurate readings instantly.
For ducts that are out of reach, use the Kestrel LiNK app to view your Kestrel
mounted on an extension pole with the Kestrel 5 Series Clip (requires LiNK option).
Microclimate, Harvest and Storage Conditions:
Many livestock professionals also grow and store grains, hay and other feedstuffs.
The Kestrel 5500AG can measure micro-climates around the farm to determine where
mold and disease may be a problem, ensuring conditions are right for harvesting,
drying, and storage. Leave the Kestrel 5500AG in place anywhere in the field,
barn or greenhouse to get a graphical history of overnight conditions, (the
Kestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount and a ¼-20 camera clamp or tripod
makes it easy).