CARL PITELEN, Group FarmSight and
Optimisation Manager at Ben Burgess – UNITED KINGDOM

Carl Pitelen
»I work for Ben Burgess, we are agricultural engineers, we’re based here in Norfolk; […] We use the (LoRa based) sensors, we’ve deployed them out in the field, the sensors are gathering rain and weather data where we then feed that information back to the landowner or the potato grower […] where he can monitor his crops, see what the weather he’s had for them and use it for soil moisture, to know how much irrigation he potentially needs to be giving to his crop or even using it for humidity for disease modeling and disease monitoring for crop protection. This technology presents a real opportunity to deliver to the customers a cost-effective decision support tool.«

Listen to what else has Carl got to say about the LoRa installations.

CARL PITELEN – Testimonial Video

We want to thank David Whattoff, METOS UK managing director and Carl Pitelen for such an insightful presentation.


»With the live data from the probes we can see how much water is available in that field’s soil, and how fast the crop is using it. This helps us plan when to irrigate, how much water to put on, and how long it will last. […] Before we installed the stations we treated every field the same. Now, we know that we can have a 20mm difference in rainfall in fields only 2.5 miles apart and that our fields vary in how each crop responds to water uptake«


We want to thank Alastair Heath for trusting Pessl Instruments and METOS brand to help him with field management and irrigation optimisation.

Picture of Alastair Heath - user of METOS stations and solutions

TIM DIXON, Farm Manager – Crown Point Estate Farms – UNITED KINGDOM

Tim Dixon - farm manager with this METOS station
»The disease model is useful,” says Tim. “We’re on a tight schedule to get around to all the fields so we tend to stick to a seven-day spray interval for blight, but we will use the disease model data to fine-tune our fungicide choice depending on risk level. The delta point information is helpful for spray timing. Although we can usually tell from the office how windy or not it is, the delta point gives us more detail on when is the best or worst time to spray.«

CARL PITELEN – TESTIMONIAL (in written form)

We want to thank Tim Dixon for sharing his success story with us.

JIM BRITTON, Britton Ag Consulting – UNITED STATES

“My name is Jim Britton, my company is Britton Ag Consulting, I do irrigation consulting, weather monitoring, disease monitoring, insect monitoring with the product Pessl Instruments has. […] I got involved with the distribution of Pessl instruments through another gentleman who was working for them before and I just like their platform and their dashboard a lot better and it was a good selling point, too, because the farmers could see exactly what was going on with their crop and know if it needed the water or not.”

Farmer and independent ag consultant, Jim Britton, discusses his experience as a Pessl Instruments representative for growers in the California market. See what else he’s got to say about the benefits of using Pessl Instruments equipment.


We want to thank Jim Britton for sharing his detailed experience with us through Farm Equipment.


“Hello, my name is Art Womack, I’m a citrus grower in Hardee County, Florida. And this is my Grove and this is my wonderful weather station so I know how much and when to water my orange grove. […] We water far less at certain times of the year so we save money on diesel fuel, save money on fertilizers, we don’t push the fertilizer through soil so rapidly that it gets past the roots and doesn’t get absorbed.”

Listen to what else has Art got to say about his METOS installation.


We want to thank Art for trusting METOS brand and Pessl Instruments team with his citrus groves.

CODY ESTES, President at Estes Citrus Inc – UNITED STATES

“The FieldClimate platform has made monitoring our weather and soil moisture information a breeze. The equipment has been reliable and accurate. “

Read what Cody Estes said about his METOS equipment.

CODY ESTES – TESTIMONIAL (in written form)

We want to thank Cody Estes for his kind words and we are excited to see how METOS brand will support his hard work in the future.

dr. MURAT SALIH, farmer and electronic engineer – TURKEY

“I am a full-time farmer and an electronic engineer. Our agricultural production farm is in the Central Safe Village of Kilis. I have been using the iMETOS system for 2.5 years. […] The iMETOS system has enabled us to make timely and correct decisions in many fields of agricultural production and changed the way we do business. These areas can be summarized as sowing, spraying, fertilizing and irrigation timing.”

Read what dr. Murat Salih wrote about his METOS installation.

Dr. MURAT SALİH – TESTIMONIAL (in written form)

We want to thank dr. Murat Salih for a comprehensive feedback he gave on his experience with his tools and services under METOS brand.


“Аграрная Школа” (Agrar School) YouTube channel, which is done by AGROMANAGEMENT and Agrimarket prepared a video about our iMETOS 3.3 and iMETOS ECO D3 with Sentek sensor, described by them as a universal autonomous weather monitoring system. Beside unpacking both stations, they answer the question what weather station is, how the particular station is installed, etc.

“Аграрная Школа” (Agrar School) – TESTIMONIAL VIDEO

We want to thank both Аграрная Школа and Eurasia group ТОО “Евразия Групп Казахстан”, the general sponsor of the video, for preparing the video.

MURAD, agronomist of Fazenda LLC – RUSSIA

We were excited to receive this video made by ФЕРМЕР.RU. They filmed feedback from Murad, the agronomist of Fazenda LLC in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, South of Russia. In his 2000 ha farm, he uses our iMETOS 3.3 – IMT300 version station with soil sensors, weather forecast, and disease model license. Mr. Murad presented and explained which sensors he uses, and how easy it is to get information and data from our cloud. He is particularly fond of the data that help him with irrigation management and planning.


We want to thank both Murad for sharing his experience and ФЕРМЕР.RU for catching it on video.


“Currently I have the iMETOS 3.3 weather station, which has become indispensable in my day to day life. Mainly the functions that I use the most are the localized weather forecast and the” spray window “function. This last tool guarantees a full effectiveness of the herbicides applied, since their effectiveness has been reduced over the years, generating resistance in the weed. Likewise, the prediction of diseases, the wind or work planning are my main source for decision-making, by achieving a data accuracy of more than 98% compared to mobile time applications.”

Marcos Pamias – TESTIMONIAL (in written form)

We want to thank Marcos for sharing his experience with us.

Marcos - spain - metos user - on roof, putting up the station

Branko MAJERIČ, farmer & soil expert – SLOVENIA

Mr Branko Majerič is a soil expert and pays a lot of attention to what is happening in his field, all with the help of an iMETOS station. “With all the information it is easy to see and understand how water travels through the soil after rainfall, how the temperature in the ground and air changes, how the sun affects evapotranspiration and how all this will affect work in the field. All decisions – irrigation, spraying, harvesting; are based on the actual data on-site, not some approximations from national weather stations far away from the field,” he explains. Read the whole, very inspiring, story with a click on the button below.

Mr Branko MAJERIČ – TESTIMONIAL (in written form)

We want to thank Mr Majerič for both taking the time to speak to us and for choosing iMETOS for optimising his field activities.