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Record number 426289
Title Validating the concept of the next generation greenhouse cultivation: an experiment with tomato
Author(s) Gelder, A. de; Dieleman, J.A.
Source In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management towards Sustainable Greenhouse Ecosystems Greensys2011. - Leuven : ISHS - ISBN 9789066053380 - p. 545 - 550.
Event Leuven : ISHS - ISBN 9789066053380 GreenSys 2011, 2011-06-06/2011-06-10
Department(s) WUR GTB Gewasfysiologie Management en Model
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2012
Abstract For a more sustainable greenhouse horticulture, a considerable reduction of the use of energy is needed, but trade-offs with production and quality are not acceptable. The Next Generation Greenhouse Cultivation is a concept for energy saving, consisting of modules that can be implemented step by step into practice. Use of highly insulating screens, forced ventilation and the integration capacity of a crop are the main components of the concept. To validate the results of a desk study an experiment in a greenhouse of 1000 m2 equipped according to the concept was performed. The experiment proved that it was possible to produce 69 kg.m-2 truss tomatoes with an energy demand for heating of 750 MJ.m-2. In the Netherlands, this concept is currently applied in practical tomato cultivation and in several other crops.
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