Engineering design of plant nutrient delivery systems

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Abstract

Greenhouse plant production systems include the nutrient delivery system, and the plant culture management technique, that are enclosed within a controlled environment. Fundamental engineering design will be inherent in all successful applications. The nutrient delivery system [NDS] consists of those hardware components that transport nutrient solution [water plus fertilizer] from a central location to each individual plant. The plant culture technique includes the procedures that are completed by the grower in order to produce a healthy crop of desired quality. These procedures or culture tasks are crop specific, but they are directly related to the type of NDS. The controlled environment includes the greenhouse, or other structure, and its environmental control systems that are implemented to obtain the desired climate in order to produce a quality crop within a predictable and repeatable time schedule. The paper will focus on the engineering applications of the nutrient delivery systems. The NDS will be described in terms of its mechanism for plant water delivery. Examples of traditional and unique applications of nutrient delivery systems will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
Pages71-81
Number of pages11
Volume648
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume648
ISSN (Print)05677572

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engineering
nutrients
crop quality
plant cultural practices
environmental control systems
greenhouses
nutrient solutions
growers
production technology
water
fertilizers
climate
crops
methodology

Keywords

  • Controlled environment
  • Greenhouse
  • Hydroponics
  • Nutrient delivery system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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Giacomelli, G. A. (2004). Engineering design of plant nutrient delivery systems. In Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 648, pp. 71-81). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 648).

Engineering design of plant nutrient delivery systems. / Giacomelli, Gene A.

Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 648 2004. p. 71-81 (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 648).

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Giacomelli, GA 2004, Engineering design of plant nutrient delivery systems. in Acta Horticulturae. vol. 648, Acta Horticulturae, vol. 648, pp. 71-81.
Giacomelli GA. Engineering design of plant nutrient delivery systems. In Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 648. 2004. p. 71-81. (Acta Horticulturae).
Giacomelli, Gene A. / Engineering design of plant nutrient delivery systems. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 648 2004. pp. 71-81 (Acta Horticulturae).
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