Assessment of the impact of micrometeorological conditions on plants growth.
J. Jean – Jacques, Richard Aponte, and David Quesada
School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Global climate changes and the acceleration of urbanization all over world constitute a serious problem for the health of soils, the microbiome inhabiting in them, and ultimately to the agriculture. Intensive agricultural practices have increased the use of industrial fertilizers, which in many cases remediate only temporarily and affect in the long term the soil biochemistry. In this communication, the assessment of the impact of the outdoor temperature and humidity around the organic garden located within the St. Thomas University forest is performed. An evaluation of the micrometeorological conditions using mobile sensors from Pasco and how they compare with meso-scale measurements using the automated weather station operated with Earth-Networks (Weatherbug) is done. Such studies are aimed at evaluating the impact of micrometeorological conditions of the effectiveness of artisanal soil in growing Okinawa spinach.