Greenhouse systems: automation, culture and environment : proceedings from the Greenhouse Systems International Conference, New Brunswick New Jersey, July 20-22, 1994

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Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension, 1994 - Gardening - 306 pages
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Greenhouse systems: automation, culture and environment

Contents

Conference Introduction
1
Sensors for Information Acquisition and Control
16
Computers for Managing Information Devices and Machinery
32
Automation Machinery for Crop Production
55
The Basics of Plant Culture
72
Plant Growth and Development Responses to the Cultural Environment
96
Water and Nutrient DeliveryEbb and Flood
102
Water and Nutrient DeliveryTrickle Irrigation
113
Light and Air Environment for Plant Growth
168
Practical Application
176
Multilayer Greenhouse Films
189
A Short Review
208
Summary
223
Introduction
227
Greenhouse Systems Costs
240
Designing an Environmentally Neutral Greenhouse for Plant Production
255

Growing Media and Nutrient Delivery Systems for Greenhouse Vegetables
120
Summary
134
Fundamentals of Environmental Control for Plants
140
Temperature Humidity and VentilationInterrelationships
153
Commercial Integrated Production of Bedding Plants and Potted Plants
268
Summary
277
Speaker Biographies
283

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