Program Overview: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has established a cost-share program to help Florida producers purchase on-site weather stations, temperature sensors and soil moisture monitoring equipment.
Enrolled producers may apply for one ET0 capable weather station and up to five temperature equipped additional stations for each 300 acres of production land on the operation(s). For weather stations FDACS will provide 75% of the cost up to a $50,000 maximum per producer, with a $5,000 cap per station/sensor set. Producers may also apply for cost share funding for soil moisture monitoring equipment. Requests related to irrigation for
frost/freeze protection will be given priority.
Weather equipment must meet FDACS/NRCS specifications
Weather data must be capable of being transferred to FAWN weather network every 15 minutes
McCrometer CONNECT Wireless Systems: Our weather station systems are rugged, reliable, and very accurate. Thousands of these stations are deployed in North America and around the world. They meet World Meteorological Organization (WMO) specifications and are approved for use with this FDACS/NRCS cost share program.
Our systems are compatible with a suite of brands/models of soil moisture sensors to meet your specific monitoring needs. Options range from single point sensors such as Watermarks and GroPoint Lites through multi-depth and parameter probes from Adcon, EnviroPro, Sentek, etc.
Local Sales and Support: FDACS/NRCS
cost share authorized equipment and service is available from two
McCrometer CONNECT dealers in Florida. Our dealers can help you choose
the correct equipment, submit for cost share funding, and get your