Wireless sensor network (WSN) technology now allows you to use electronic sensors to monitor conditions in your farm fields and facilities without having to run wires. As observations are made in the field sensor readings are sent to the "cloud" (computer servers on the Internet) so that you may use a browser on a computer, or a tablet or smart phone to view the readings in real time, and can automatically be "alerted" with an email or instant message if a reading exceeds limits you set.
Wireless sensors have been used primarily in industry for about the past 10 years but only very recently has the technology become affordable and practical for use on small vegetable farms. Large growers, mostly in California and Florida, and large greenhouse operations have been using them for the past few years but small farms are just now starting to adopt the technology. This site is designed to help New England farmers start using this technology.