Sorry, your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer. Please download their replacement Edge or another modern browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox. This site will not be fully functional using Internet Explorer.

Leaf Wetness Readings

If you regularly use the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s automated weather network to determine leaf wetness or calculate in-canopy foliar disease risk, there are some changes to the system that you need to be aware of.

The manufacturer of the software used in the weather station network recently changed leaf wetness measurements from a percentage to a simple wet/dry reading. Despite our best efforts, it is unlikely that this will revert back to being displayed as a percentage.

The wet/dry reading will be displayed under the spraying tab of the summarised & current conditions for each weather station site. More detailed data about leaf wetness over time can be accessed through the Leaf Wetness tab at the top of the webpage.

Leaf Wetness Readings
Leaf wetness is now expressed as wet or dry
Leaf Wetness Readings
Under the spraying tab, leaf wetness is expressed over time as the green sections on this graph

For additional leaf wetness information, you can use the export tab to download data for a specified time frame. This spreadsheet will provide leaf wetness expressed in milli-volts (mV). As a guide, below 540mV roughly refers to a dry sensor surface or dry leaf condition, while 800mV+ applies to very wet leaves.

Leaf Wetness Readings
For leaf wetness displayed in mV, use the export function to download the relevant data

Selected sites in the Murraylands and Riverland region’s weather station network record and display leaf wetness, including Waikerie, Winkie, Loxton (Almond Board Research Site), Loxton Riverland Wine, New Residence, Woolpunda, Renmark, Qualco, Barmera, Berri, Chaffey, Lyrup Flats, Paringa, Taylorville, Monash, Yamba, Moorook, Bookpurnong, Pyap, Cadell and Mypolonga.

Pyap (horticulture netting) and Renmark (horticulture netting) sites are currently displaying leaf wetness as a percentage, but this will transition to a wet/dry reading once upgraded.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Nelson – Project Officer – Sustainable Agriculture on 0439 591 826.