Interest is booming in a Prairie weather station initiative involving farmers, agribusiness and the Canadian Wheat Board.

The board hopes to set up 600 rural weather stations across the Prairies in conjunction with the Internet company Weatherbug over the next three years.

So far, board spokesman Guy Ash says about 150 local weather stations have been set up since mid-August.

He says another 300 are on order.

The weather stations cost farmers 900 dollars plus 100 dollars a year.