Control strategy and sensors for the climate conditioning in a retractable roof greenhouse in semi-arid regions

Armando Suárez-Romero, Gene A Giacomelli, Chieri Kubota, Merle Jensen

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Abstract

The different possible positions for the roof and sidewalls of retractable roof greenhouses allow them to behave either as greenhouses, shadehouses or wind barriers. Radiation and wind control must be part of the control strategy along air temperature which proves to be a poor method of control as it is the case currently. Globe temperature is proposed as a viable controller for retractable roof greenhouses in arid regions, for its ability to integrate in one simple data point temperature, radiation, and wind speed. With the use of two globe thermometers it is possible to merge the data between outdoors and indoors to create an improved environment for vegetable cultivation while maximizing light exposure for the plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
Pages97-104
Number of pages8
Volume659
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume659
ISSN (Print)05677572

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Keywords

  • Environmental optimization
  • Fruit temperature
  • Globe temperature
  • Leaf temperature
  • Pepper (Capsicum annum)
  • Plant stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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Suárez-Romero, A., Giacomelli, G. A., Kubota, C., & Jensen, M. (2004). Control strategy and sensors for the climate conditioning in a retractable roof greenhouse in semi-arid regions. In Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 659, pp. 97-104). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 659).