Step 1: Click on this weblink to login:
Step 2: Enter username and password:
username: enter the following email address as the user name (inserting the @ symbol): grapemonitor – at – gmail.com
Step 3: Click on “DASH” on top right hand corner of the screen to view the latest data.
Step 4: Take your time and explore other options. Create graphs, view different data, and discover how the vines use water and grow under varying environmental conditions.
what is “the grape monitor”?
The Department of Primary Industries, NSW, engaged Edaphic Scientific to install plant physiology monitoring equipment on a range of grape varieties in the Riverina district of New South Wales.
The Grape Monitor is the result: a series of sensors that is monitoring grapevine water use and growth near Griffith, in the Riverina, western New South Wales, Australia.
The grapevine varieties that are being monitored are Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Plant physiological parameters that are being monitored include sap flow (vine water use), growth and canopy temperature. Environmental parameters are also being monitored including soil moisture, soil temperature, and weather variables such as ambient air temperature and relative humidity.
you can monitor the data anytime, anywhere
The Grape Monitor is freely available for anyone to logon and view the data at anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. Simply follow the instructions above, using the username and password provided, to logon onto Edaphic Scientific’s remote data monitoring Eagle.IO platform.
On this platform, you can explore grapevine water use and growth responses to environmental conditions over 24 hours, 7 days, a month or a growing season. In particular, keep an eye on extreme weather events such as heatwaves where temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius over several days.