PERU-Hub and University of Oklahoma install modern weather stations in the San Martín region

Published Jun 17, 2024

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The University of Oklahoma (OU) and PERU-Hub have installed five meteorological stations and eleven soil nodules in San Martín, Peru, to collect real-time data on climate and soil conditions. Supported by local institutions, this initiative aims to enhance irrigation decision-making and phytosanitary control in agriculture. The soil nodules will track humidity, temperature, and electrical conductivity, while the weather stations will provide detailed climatic data. This information will aid in generating accurate climate predictions, improving water management, and pest control for farmers in the region.
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As an example of the coordinated work between institutions, representatives of the University of Oklahoma in the United States (OU), allies of PERU-Hub, arrived in San Martín to install five meteorological stations and eleven soil nodules in different parts of the region. with the support of the project. These devices, installed by a team of experts led by doctors Bradley Illston (OU) and Julio Alegre, PERU-Hub Crop Coordinator, will allow obtaining real-time information on climatic events and surface conditions, which will be used to improve decision-making regarding irrigation, as well as strengthen phytosanitary control in crop fields. For five days, specialists from the Crops and Extension components of PERU-Hub, together with representatives of the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi), the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA) and the National Agrarian University La Molina (UNALM) They were trained on the assembly process, handling and use of the ...
Source: MXfruit
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