The MicroFarm is in the middle of the Heretaunga Plains, about 5 km from the Havelock North and Lawn Road climate stations.
A Plant & Food weather station at the Centre for Land and Water monitors rainfall, temperature, humidity and leaf wetness. With upgrades in 2014, it now also measures soil temperature, radiation, windspeed and direction.
Support from Aquaflex allowed a soil moisture sensor to be added in summer 2013/14. It is buried 10 – 30 cm deep – the topsoil profile on-site. Our thanks to Streat Instruments for providing the sensor for the MicroFarm.