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Record number 403218
Title Evaluation: ‘SynErgy: Montitoring and control system for conditioning of plants and greenhouse’ (WP-066)
Author(s) Anonymous,
Department(s) Horticultural Supply Chains
WUR GTB Gewasfysiologie Management en Model
Publication type Non publishing activities
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) greenhouse horticulture - greenhouses - climate - crops - greenhouse crops - plant development - growth - synergism
Categories Horticulture / Greenhouse Technology
About Currently, the greenhouse industry contributes to about 10% of the total natural gas consumption in the Netherlands. However, the horticultural sector has set the ambitious goal to reduce the CO2 emission by about 50% in 2020 compared to the reference year 1990. To achieve this goal, energy consumption in existing greenhouses will have to be reduced considerably. Additionally, new greenhouse concepts are being developed, such that greenhouses will need only a small fraction of the energy they need today or that the greenhouses will even be net producers of energy. In closed greenhouses, the excess of solar energy in summer is collected and stored in aquifers to be reused in winter to heat the greenhouse. In the Netherlands, since 2002, a number of (semi-) closed greenhouses were constructed. However, in these greenhouses climate conditions differ considerably from those in conventional greenhouses. In the research project “Crop management in conditioned greenhouses”, funded by the Dutch Commodity Board and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Safety, the effects of the new climate conditions on the crop are investigated. In the accompanying twin project “SynErgy: monitoring and control system, for conditioning of plants and greenhouses”, funded by TransForum, this knowledge is used to develop new concepts of climate control for optimal crop growth.
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