Tulip forcers can reduce transpiration without affecting quality: researching energy savings in tulips, In Greenhouses, vol. 7, nr. 4, p. 34-35, 2018-10-15, Jojanneke Rodenburg, https://edepot.wur.nl/465044
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Stem topple is a serious problem in the flower bulb sector. Bent stems are unsaleable and are therefore something to avoid if at all possible. It has long been known that this problem is associated with transpiration from the plant, and for many years the advice has therefore been to ventilate well during the forcing phase so as to prevent the RH from rising above 70%. Researchers have tested whether this is really necessary throughout the whole forcing period, since less transpiration means much lower energy usage.
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