The growth of crops is heavily influenced by the weather.
Agricultural technology is progressing year by year, but
damage due to meteorological phenomena (flooding,
freezing, etc.) accounts for the major part of agricultural
disasters. NEI has delivered large quantities of
agricultural meteorological observation systems to
agricultural testing and research organizations throughout
Japan. Recently with the spread of agricultural information
networks (rural cable television, etc.) municipalities and agricultural
cooperatives are installing their own weather robots for
local meteorological observations. to deal with localized
frost and freezing situations.