In 2012, Spectrum celebrated its 25th year in business. We want to thank the many researchers and customers who have contributed to our success. Our goal is to be the partner you can count on for affordable Plant Measurement Technology.
Spectrum Technologies manufactures and distributes affordable, leading-edge measurement information technology to the agricultural market throughout the world. Founded in 1987 by Mike Thurow, Spectrum Technologies is headquartered in Aurora, IL.
Turning plant Measurements into Information for profitable Decisions. Our vision is to develop and market the most advanced plant measurement technology. Our goal is to be a valued partner of our customers’ research or production team.
The company's technology is focused on four (4) primary product groups. They include:
Weather & Environmental Monitoring
WatchDog Weather Stations
WatchDog Data Loggers
Nutrient Management Tools
SPAD 502 Chlorophyll Meter
FieldScout CM-1000 Chlorophyll Meter
Cardy Meters for pH, EC, NO3-, K+ and Na
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Tools
Fifteen Plant Disease Forecast Models (SpecWare software)
Insect Modeling Software (SpecWare software)
Degree-Day Recorders (WatchDog) and Software (SpecWare)
Soil Moisture & Quality Measurement
FieldScout TDR 300 Soil Moisture Probe
FieldScout SC 900 Soil Compaction Meter
WaterScout SM 100 Soil Moisture Sensors
WatchDog Soil Moisture Data Loggers
Spectrum has over 15,000 customers in over 60 countries. Some of Spectrum's customers include Pioneer Hi-Bred, Monsanto, Syngenta, USDA-ARS, Dow AgroSciences, Chiquita Brands, Dole, and all major universities. Growers, Ag consultants, and golf course superintendents are users of the company's products.
With consumers demanding higher quality food and environmental conditions, the need for measurement and monitoring technology will continue to grow. In addition, the need to conserve resources such as soil and water will drive the need to more measurement information technology.
Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Our products, like the products from many electronics companies, contain various metals that are purchased from third-party vendors and originate from countries worldwide. Certain metals, including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, have been labeled “Conflict Minerals” because they may be sourced... (read more in attached PDF)