Kemper Barkhurst, member of the Rio Grande Community Farm Board of Directors, reports that using the AcuRite system to collect rainfall data has helped them not only improve their crops, but also save water. The reason, he said, is that AcuRite helps them know when and when not to use their irrigation systems and sprinkler systems.
"It is important to our field work and irrigation needs to monitor the weather conditions at the farm," Barkhurst said. "[The AcuRite weather environment system] has improved our watering schedule so that we have monitored enough rainfall that we can skip irrigating."
Barkhurst added that having rainfall totals is as beneficial for organic farming as it is for growing a few vegetables in your backyard.
"Get a weather station so you can keep a record of what's happening in the field even when you’re not there," Barkhurst said.