Humidity is a measurement of the amount of water vapour in the air. The higher the air temperature, the greater its capacity for supporting water in a vapour state, and the higher the specific humidity.
Humidity level can have significant effects on plant development and wellbeing. Environments which have a low humidity can induce plant water stress, negatively impacting growth potential, whereas high humidity levels can adversely alter plant growth and development, and encourage the outbreak of pests and disease.
Managing humidity is a key action for growers aiming to create the optimum conditions for plant growth, and is achieved through either the removal or addition of humidity to reach desired levels.