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Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems : The International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems held in Narita, Japan, August 26-29, 1996 - E. Goto

Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems

The International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems held in Narita, Japan, August 26-29, 1996

By: E. Goto (Editor), K. Kurata (Editor), M. Hayashi (Editor), S. Sase (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9780792344179
Number Of Pages: 344

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An overview of current trends and concepts in plant production in closed or semi-closed environments. The text reflects both the present and future challenges that face the agricultural industry and the methods and tools which will meet these challenges. It contains the full texts of the Special Lectures from the International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems, plus several contributed papers. The challenges which await the agricultural industry are diverse. This diversity is reflected in the topics that were covered in the special lectures given by experts in the field. These topics included: greenhouse horticulture, hydroponics, micropropagation, food production in space, environmental control, co-generation, controlled ecological life support systems (CELSS), and resource conservation.

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`The book succesfully combines plant physiology, physics, chemistry, engineering and computer science into a high-tech horticulture and first of all it can be recommended for agronomists and horticulturists, but is also of great use for plant physiologists' Journal of Plant Physiology, 153 (1998)

List of Contributors and Editors
Food Production in Greenhousesp. 1
Controlled Flowering of Herbaceous Perennial Plantsp. 15
Greenhouse Thermal Environment and Light Controlp. 33
The Present Status and Future Outlook of the Use of Natural Enemies and Pollinators in Protected Cropsp. 49
RandD Research/Demonstration Greenhouse using Methane Gas from a Landfill for Co-generationp. 67
Nutrient Management in Closed Growing Systems for Greenhouse Productionp. 83
Monitoring and Control of Water and Nutrient Supply in Closed Growing Systemsp. 103
Recent Advances in Photoselective Films with Interference Effectsp. 123
Greenhouse Technology for Saving the Earth in the 21st Centuryp. 139
Recent Advances in Environment Control in Micropropagationp. 153
Automation and Systems Analysisp. 171
Food Production in Space: Challenges and Perspectivesp. 189
Concepts, Components, and Controls for a CELSSp. 205
Gas Turnover and Gas Conditions in Hermetically Closed Plant Production Systemsp. 225
CELSS Research: Interaction between Space and Terrestrial Approaches in Plant Sciencep. 245
BIOSPHERE 2: A Closed Bioregenerative Life Support System, An Analog for Long Duration Space Missionsp. 263
Environmental Control for Plant Production in Space CELSSp. 279
Optimal Structure of Plant Conveyor for Human Life Support in a Closed Ecosystem "BIOS-3"p. 297
Growth Monitoring of Green Vegetables Cultured in a Centrifuge Phytotronp. 305
Closed Plant Experiment Facility (CPEF) in Closed Ecology Experiment Facilities (CEEF) and Preliminary Studies on CPEF Operationp. 321
Subject Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780792344179
ISBN-10: 0792344170
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 28th February 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77