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Design and Construction of Greenhouse for Controlled Environment Plant Production

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  024009,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.10466) @2002
Authors:   Mike Brugger, David Ferree
Keywords:   Greenhouse, design, research

The design process for a new horticulture research greenhouse is outlined. The design decisions are summarized and compared to the constructed unit. The new greenhouse replaced a 1925 unit with a state-of-the-art greenhouse complex for replicated environmental research and plant production and breeding research. Major components included single layer curved glass roofs, perimeter and root zone heating system, computer controlled fertigation system, and computer controlled environmental control system.

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