KestrelMet 6000 Food Plot Weather Station


The KestrelMet 6000 Food Plot Weather Station is the ideal solution for planning the optimum location for food plots, monitoring conditions during the growing season, and getting hyper-local wind data during hunting season. This rugged, highly accurate food plot weather station comes with a metal tripod mount and includes sensors for measuring solar irradiance, soil moisture, and soil temperature.

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KestrelMet 6000 Food Plot Weather Station Overview

The KestrelMet 6000 Food Plot Weather Station

The KestrelMet 6000 Food Plot Weather Station is built on a commercial-grade platform and includes a fan-aspirated temperature and RH sensor.

The soil sensor array measures soil moisture and temperature conditions at three depths, providing reliable profile data that corresponds to the entire root zone, allowing the grower to optimize irrigation strategies.

Solar irradiance sensors provide precise crop and environmental information to ensure the most effective integrated pest management program.

KestrelMet 6000 Getting Started Video
KestrelMet 6000 Mono Mount Installation
KestrelMet 6000 Tripod Mount Installation


We believe in simple, comprehensive weather monitoring solutions that are affordable, easy to deploy, and require minimal decision-making. The KestrelMet 6000 is the most cost-effective and easy-to-use professional-grade weather station available.

The KestrelMet 6000 is a rugged, cost-effective one-time investment that will help you grow and maintain a thriving food plot for years of successful hunting. Choosing the cellular data transmission option enables you to deploy the station in remote areas and view that data from the KestrelMet cloud within minutes. With the online dashboard and app, you can conveniently access your food plot weather data on a mobile device — whenever you want and wherever you are.


  • Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Wind Speed
  • Wind Direction
  • Dewpoint
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Rainfall
  • Solar Irradiance
  • Soil Temperature and Moisture Sensors


  • Full suite of meteorological measurements
  • Add-on sensors for solar irradiance and soil sensor array - soil moisture and soil temperature (3 different depths)
  • All-in-one design for 20-minute setup
  • Optional Integrated Cellular modem with cloud-connected data plan for less than $5/month
  • Intelligent Power Management ensures reliable reporting even in short day and cloudy conditions
  • High-power photovoltaic panel
  • Standard 24-hr aspirated fan
  • Highly visible LED status lights
  • Telescoping wind sensor mast


The KestrelMet 6000 is an all-in-one station with a one-click ordering experience. Equipped with a high-power photovoltaic panel, backup battery, and intelligent power management, the KestrelMet requires no external power source.

Solar Irradiance:

The solar irradiance sensor helps optimize plant growth and crop placement strategy.

Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor:

KestrelMet has taken the gold standard for soil moisture measurement and added temperature sensors that maximize the accuracy of the Watermark soil moisture readings. The included soil sensor array consists of 3 probes, each on a 15’ cable. Each probe measures soil water tension using a Watermark sensor and soil temperature less than an inch above the Watermark sensor. Probes are typically buried at 3 different depths corresponding to the root zone of the target vegetation. The soil temperature probes are also used to help you plan the best date to seed the food plot.

The solar irradiance sensor provides accurate measurements of sunlight intensity which is critical in matching the food plot crop to the target location. Depending on your plot’s location and access to resources, it can be impractical to irrigate regularly– the KestrelMet weather station provides the actual onsite conditions of your plot so you irrigate only when necessary and with the least amount of water required.

Soil Sensor Array Probe Depth

Crop 1 2 3
Soybeans (Forage) 6" 12" 24"
Oats 6" 12" 24"
Wheat 6" 12" 24"
Winter Rye 6" 12" 24"
Ladino (White) Clover 6" 12" 24"
Arrowleaf Clover 6" 12" 24"
Alfafa 6" 12" 24"
Chicory 6" 12" 24"
Rape Kale 6" 12" 18"
Turnips 6" 12" 18"
Forage Radish 4" 8" 12"
Buckwheat 6" 12" 24"
Lab Lab 6" 12" 24"
Austrian Winter Pea 6" 12" 18"
Iron Clay Pea 6" 12" 24"
Corn (Field) 6" 12" 24"

KestrelMet 6000 Dashboard


The KestrelMet 6000 is an all-in-one, self-powered weather station that integrates easily into data-driven technology using a cloud-based API.

Our API offers integration, personalization, and automation advantages.

  • Share and embed our API weather data into your own platform for a personalized solution that fully leverages your existing technology investments.
  • Save time and money with seamless integration and information delivery from our API to your platform via the cloud.
  • API data feeds from our high-performance weather station into selected programs so you can visualize field-level and crop-specific insights at a glance for the most informed, real-time decision-making.


We believe that ordering your station should be just as easy as maintaining and installing. The simple design and wireless technology allow for quick deployment and over-the-air upgrades.

Step 1

Register at

KestrelMet Setup Step 1

Create an online account and connect your device online.

Step 2

Set Up Your Weather Station

KestrelMet Setup Step 2

Quickly assemble and easily install your KestrelMet 6000.

Step 3

View and Manage Your KestrelMet Weather Data

KestrelMet Setup Step 3

Access your weather data from anywhere on a laptop or mobile.

Low-Cost Cellular Plan

KestrelMet Free First Year of Service

The KestrelMet Cellular Weather Station comes with a cloud-connected data plan from Verizon or AT&T for under $5/month, with the first year of data completely FREE. With a long service life of reliable operation, the powerfully capable KestrelMet 6000 Food Plot Weather Station emerges as the clear winner for value and performance when compared to other leading farm weather stations.

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