Weather Stations & Experimental Nurseries

The weather station in Ecuador records all the weather components that affect the growing and harvesting of herbs.
The weather station in Ecuador records all the weather components that affect the growing and harvesting of herbs.

This is our weather station. We have the weather station on our farm in Ecuador because there aren’t many weather stations there. It’s not like here in Utah, where there are weather stations all over the state.  We use our station to get the information we need.

What is a weather station used for? So we can measure the barometric pressure, the humidity, the temperature, the UV daylight hours, the dark hours, the rainfall—everything that has to do with weather, even wind and wind velocity. Everything is measured with this weather station, and it’s recorded every single day, 365 days of the year, and goes into our computer banks in the office there.

Then my distillery crew uses that information. My nursery crew also uses that information. We’re developing charts that you’re going to see now, as we’re putting all this together after running for five years, with the weather station showing how the weather, temperatures, and UV lighting will affect the Brix levels and the harvest time for the plants. Who else but Young Living does this on their herb farms?

I didn’t need to spend money on this. I didn’t need to spend money on farms. I didn’t need to spend $3 million on labs and scientific instruments. I could have just put all that money into marketing hype, and you wouldn’t be any better off than being with other companies out there that are doing just that.

The second photo shows one of our research nurseries on the farm in Ecuador. This is where we record the root growth, adaptability, pest resistance, and weed control. We also study new plants found in the jungle and the water needs for the plants. The future potential for oil production is in this nursery. We have a whole computer system here so that each day all that information is recorded in the computer. Then I can access it whenever I need to and determine what we need to do.

This is one of the Young Living nurseries in Ecuador, where new plant species can be studied, and pest resistance and weed control can be monitored.
This is one of the Young Living nurseries in Ecuador, where new plant species can be studied, and pest resistance and weed control can be monitored.