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Achieving sustainable greenhouse cultivation - Prof. Leo F. M. Marcelis

Achieving sustainable greenhouse cultivation

By: Prof. Leo F. M. Marcelis (Editor, Contribution by), Dr Ep Heuvelink (Editor, Contribution by), Dr Joaquim Miguel Costa (Contribution by)
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This collection provides a comprehensive review of key advances in greenhouse and other forms of protected and controlled environment cultivation.

Chapters discuss developments in types of production systems: greenhouses, net houses, aquaponic and vertical farming systems. A particular focus is on ways of controlling the aerial environment, including lighting and atmosphere control, and on optimising root development, including growing media, irrigation and nutrient management. Chapters also summarise advances in systems monitoring and management, including the use of sensors, decision support systems and robotics to optimise efficiency.


1.Achieving sustainable greenhouse production: present status, recent advances and future developments: Leo F. M. Marcelis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Joaquim Miguel Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; and Ep Heuvelink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;

Part 1 Production systems
2.Advances in greenhouse design: Juan I. Montero, formerly Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries, Spain; and Yi Zhang, Qichang Yang and Xinglin Ke, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, China;
3.Advances in screenhouse design and practice for protected cultivation: Josef Tanny, Agricultural Research Organization - Volcani Center, Israel;
4.Aquaponic systems for crop cultivation: B. W. Alsanius and S. Khalil, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden; A. Tadesse, Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia; A. K. Rosberg, K. J. Bergstrand, R. Hartmann, L. Mogren, M. Alam, M. Gruden and T. Naznin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden; and A. Getahun, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia;
5.Advances in organic greenhouse cultivation: Martine Dorais, Universite Laval, Canada;
6.Towards sustainable plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs): from greenhouses to vertical farms: Toyoki Kozai, Japan Plant Factory Association, Japan; Yumiko Amagai, Chiba University, Japan; and Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Japan;

2 Crop management
7.Understanding crop responses to controlled climates in greenhouses: Chieri Kubota, The Ohio State University, USA;
8.Developments in growing substrates for greenhouse cultivation: Youbin Zheng, University of Guelph, Canada;
9.Advances in irrigation management in greenhouse cultivation: Stefania De Pascale, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Luca Incrocci, University of Pisa, Italy; Daniele Massa, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Italy; Youssef Rouphael, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; and Alberto Pardossi, University of Pisa, Italy;
10.Advances in nutrient management in greenhouse cultivation: Neil S. Mattson, Cornell University, USA; and Christopher J. Currey, Iowa State University, USA;
11.Advances in pest and disease management in greenhouse cultivation: Gerben J. Messelink and H. Marjolein Kruidhof, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands;

Part 3 System management
12.Automation and robotics in greenhouses: E. J. van Henten, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands;
13.Models, sensors and decision support systems in greenhouse cultivation: Oliver Korner, Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Germany;
14.Assessing the impact of environmental factors on the quality of greenhouse produce: Nazim Gruda, University of Bonn, Germany;
15.Sustainable use of energy in greenhouses: S. Hemming, J. C. Bakker, J. B. Campen and F. L. K. Kempkes, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands;
16.Assessing the environmental impact of greenhouse cultivation: Assumpcio Anton, Erica Montemayor and Nancy Pena, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Spain;

ISBN: 9781786762825
ISBN-10: 178676282X
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 538
Published: 10th September 2019
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Edition Number: 1