Headland Amenity offers Weathercheck, a personalised weather forecasting service allowing turf managers to access information on temperature, wind speed and direction as well as rainfall, with the choice of a general seven day forecast or a more detailed projection, which breaks down into three hour segments, providing an extremely accurate overview of conditions.
The innovative 'RainNow' option produces a 25km 'rain radar map' with their sports facility at the centre, and by using the Agronomic module, which combines anticipated rainfall, wind strength, precipitation, air temperature and evapotranspiration, they are able to accurately judge spraying conditions over the coming week.
Mark Wilshire, Head Greenkeeper at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club says that Headland Weathercheck's accuracy is impressive. "I use Weathercheck on a daily basis, if not hourly. We are about a mile from the coast, as the crow flies and I can get two conflicting weather forecasts. Weathercheck is always the most accurate.
I apply my pesticides and fungicides through a sprayer and Weathercheck helps me pin point the best weather window for spraying. It also saves me a lot of time - I have a small team on a big site. Our time window for spraying isn't huge so an accurate weather forecast is invaluable. Weathercheck proved very useful last summer with all the rain we had."
Eric Olson, Estate Manager at The Royal Automobile Club in Surrey says that Headland Weathercheck is the most accurate forecasting model out there. 'I use Weathercheck 3 to 4 times a day as it is updated regularly and is most accurate for the local area. I find the Weathercheck readily available and so user friendly on the computer; you can get all the information you need at the click of a button."
Headland Weathercheck is available from Headland Area Managers or by contacting the company on Tel: 01223 597834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1010, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne,
Cambridgeshire CB23 6DP UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 597834 - Fax: +44 (0)1223 598052 - www.headlandamenity.com