Less at the top, more gain at the bottom : better light penetration leads to higher production

E. Heuvelink, T. Kierkels

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Abstract

If light penetrates the crop better, it results in higher production. This is because the leaves that are deeper in the crop are a long way from their light saturation point. Diffuse glass or coatings and the distribution of the crop are the most applicable ways to achieve better light penetration. Other methods are usually beyond the reach of the grower
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-19
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • greenhouse horticulture
  • greenhouses
  • light penetration
  • crop production
  • farm management
  • diffused glass

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