Rising Plate Pature Meters
A range of manual and electronic platemeters, software and tools for accurate grass measurement and management. The electronic counter units for the EC-09, EC-10 and EC-20 are also available as separate kits to upgrade all models of rising plate pasture meter (Manual, F100, F150, F200, F300, EC-09, Farmtracker).
Manual Folding Plate Meter
An accurate, robust and simple-to-use rising plate pasture meter for measuring grass pastures that folds for easy transport and storage.
Electronic Folding Plate Meter EC-09
View pasture cover data in the field without needing to manually calculate. Averages the paddock cover as data is input.
USB Electronic Folding Plate Meter EC-10
View average pasture cover data in the field, store data for up to 99 paddocks and download data via USB to a computer for analysis in the included software.
Bluetooth Electronic Folding Plate Meter EC-20
Bluetooth and wi-fi enables direct communication with the included Android app and wireless download to computer. Stores data for 200 paddocks.
Which rising plate pasture meter to choose?
The Jenquip Manual Folding Plate Meter is low cost and works well, but does require meter readings to be converted into pasture cover values (usually back in the farm office). For each paddock measured, two or three counter readings must be written down in the supplied pocket-sized all-weather notebook.
The Electronic Folding Plate Meters EC-09, EC-10 (USB) and EC-20 (Bluetooth) are a easier to use, though do cost more. The instant readout (either on the plate meter in the case of the EC-09 and EC-10, or using the included Android app for the EC-20) is also great for training users to assess pasture cover ‘by eye’. All the calculations are done for you, with the EC-10 and EC-20 also able to store the data.
The main elements of all the meters are identical – it’s only the counters that differ. All are high quality, accurate and reliable rising plate pasture meters and we don’t recommend one meter over the other. In the end, it comes down to personal preference and budget.