Having an accurate reading of Temp & Rh in farm is very important. This will help you to understand your internal condition and to rectify them immediately if the reading is below acceptable level.
The German made Hygrometer has been out of stock for quite a while and today I managed to get hold the stock. I would prefer this to the digital one that is made in China. Somehow I doubted the accuracy and the durability of the later.
Given the condition of the farm which is damp and high in ammonia gas due to the accumulation of birds dropping the electronic inside the digital type (the digital plate) would not last long because of oxidation. Often the battery would leak after few months due to the oxidation process. The German made one does not need battery to operate.
Thru my experiences I could felt it and I bet they were wrong and their Hygrometers reading are somehow inaccurate. I asked them to take down the Hygrometers and place them outside the farm to check the reading again. This time under the hot sun it shows 29C & RH 83%. It clearly showed the Hygrometer is malfunction after couple of months.
So go and check the Hygrometers in your farms. The reading might not be accurate anymore over long period.
That’s why some farmers keep on complaining about reducing birds population and the nests grow is slow. This could be the hidden problem right under your nose. You may not notice it yourself unless you are experience enough.
For those who are interested to get this German made Hygrometer you may contact me. 012-3173811. Price Rm 120.00 excluding postage. Limited stocks.
Good farming All!