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Main Title Integrated Greenhouse Systems for Mild Climates Climate Conditions, Design, Construction, Maintenance, Climate Control / [electronic resource] :
Author von Zabeltitz, Christian.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number S1-S972
ISBN 9783642145827
Subjects Life sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Botany. ; Plant breeding.
Internet Access
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Edition First.
Collation X, 363 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Climate conditions and classification -- Crop growth requirement and climate control -- General design criteria for greenhouses -- Greenhouse constructions -- Light transmittance of greenhouses -- Cladding material -- Greenhouse components, mounting, installation and maintenance -- Ventilation -- Insect screening -- Cooling -- Heating -- Crop water requirement and water use efficiency -- Rain water collection and storage. Desalination of salty water and closed system greenhouse -- CO2 enrichment -- References -- Annexes. Crop production in greenhouses is a growing industry, especially in mild climates, and is very important for the population as a source of income and clean, fresh food. Greenhouses create optimal climate conditions for crop growth and protect crops from outside pests. At the same time greenhouse production increases water use efficiency and makes integrated production and protection (IPP) possible. This book provides technical instructions for practice (what to do and what not to do) and gives answers to the question: How to produce more clean crops and better quality with less water, less land and less pesticide. Suitable greenhouse constructions and their design, adapted to local climates in subtropical, tropical and arid regions and infrastructure conditions are presented. The necessary climate control measures - light transmittance, ventilation, cooling, heating, and CO2 enrichment - and physical measures for pest control, as well as methods for using solar energy to desalinate salty water are described. The results of theoretical research are transferred into methods for practical use, so that readers are equipped to solve their problems in practice as well as to get stimulation for further research and development.