Buy a Weather Station
A modest investment in a weather station will mean consistent savings from enhanced IPM and crop management decision-making.
NEWA collaborates with two weather station vendors to provide hardware, Onset Data Loggers and and KestrelMet. NEWA is an independent operator and does not receive any commission or payment of any sort from the sale of weather station hardware from these vendors.
Am I in the NEWA network?
Twenty US states are in the NEWA network. Your membership is covered in full if you live in any of these states so visit our Partners page to find out more about your membership status.
Not in the NEWA network? Individuals in non-member US states can still join NEWA for an annual membership fee of $290 for the first weather station. Additional machines can also be added at a pro-rated cost of $260 each. These fees are paid after your station is connected to NEWA.
Want your state to join NEWA? Visit our Become a Partner page for more information about state-level NEWA membership.
Buy a weather station
Onset Data Loggers and and KestrelMet provision weather stations pre-configured for full compatibility with NEWA’s agricultural production tools. The NEWA network does not accept data from other brands or custom-built devices.
Contact the vendors to find a weather station that fits your business’ needs. Knowledgeable sales and support staff are available to answer your questions. Speak with them about maintenance requirements, sensor replacement, and expected lifespan. Also, review the NEWA Maintenance Guide page for additional information before making your purchase.
Weather station placement and activation
Follow manufacturer guidelines for placement of your weather station to ensure accurate and unobstructed data collection. Also, read the NEWA Placement Guide page for tips on siting your weather station. Connect the weather station to your vendor’s server and verify your machine is successfully reporting. and KestrelMet uses KestrelNet (https://kestrelmet.net) and Onset Data Loggers uses HOBOlink (https://hobolink.com).
Connect with NEWA
Connect your weather station to the NEWA network after linking with your vendor’s online platform. Contact the NEWA Help Desk to start this final step. Help Desk staff will confirm your request and generate a work ticket to onboard your new machine. You will receive final confirmation when your weather station has been added to NEWA.
Learn about the capability of your weather station and how NEWA uses the weather variables in the NEWA Weather Tools and NEWA Crop & IPM Tools on the About Weather Stations Page.
Get a Weather Station
Have a question?
Reach out to our support center and ask questions to get support for NEWA tools, resources, and weather stations.
Become a Partner
NEWA is a partnership of land grant universities and grower associations. If you live in a partner state, you can buy a weather station for your farm and connect to NEWA.