Tomato Yield in a Closed Greenhouse and Comparison with Simulated Yields in Closed and Conventional Greenhouses

A. de Gelder, E. Heuvelink, J.J.G. Opdam

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    Abstract

    In 2002 tomato was cultivated in a closed venlo-type greenhouse to investigate the influence of cooling with forced air movement along heat-exchangers combined with high CO2 level under summer light conditions on production and quality. Transpiration in the closed greenhouse with forced air movement was, compared to a conventional greenhouse, higher at low light levels (2 instead of 1 kg/m2) and lower at high light levels kg/m2 (4 instead of 5 kg.m2). Comparison of the observed yield with crop yields predicted with TOMSIM showed that yield was increased by 22% from 46.2 to 56.2 kg/m2 compared to a conventional greenhouse with CO2 concentration always above 500 ppm. The higher CO2 concentration in the closed greenhouse (always 1000 ppm) could explain only a 9% yield increase.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)549-552
    JournalActa Horticulturae
    Volume2005
    Issue number691
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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