Model-based design of protected cultivation system - first results and remaining challenges

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Abstract

Abstract: Protected cultivation systems are used throughout the world as a powerful instrument to produce crops. They protect the crops from unfavorable outdoor climate conditions and pests and offer the opportunity to modify the indoor climate to create an environment that is optimal for crop growth and production, both in terms of quality and quantity. A quick scan of protected cultivation systems presently in use reveals that quite a variety of protected cultivation systems can be found throughout the world. They range from fully passive “solar greenhouses” with thick energy storage walls as found in China to the high-tech “closed greenhouses” in Western Europe. This variety is due to local conditions, including the local climate, the availability of resources like water, energy, capital, labor and materials, local legislation and social aspects, to mention a few. This paper presents a methodology of a model based method for designing protected cultivation systems. First results will be reported as well as directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. IVth International Symposium on Models for Plant Growth, Environmental Control and Farm Management in Protected Cultivation - HortiModel2012
EditorsW. Luo, N. Bertin, E. Heuvelink
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherISHS
Pages255-266
Volume957
ISBN (Print)9789066055155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventProc. IVth International Symposium on Models for Plant Growth, Environmental Control and Farm Management in Protected Cultivation - HortiModel2012 -
Duration: 4 Nov 20128 Nov 2012

Conference

ConferenceProc. IVth International Symposium on Models for Plant Growth, Environmental Control and Farm Management in Protected Cultivation - HortiModel2012
Period4/11/128/11/12

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