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5.8 Special Aspects of IT for Greenhouse Cultivation

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

Citation:  Ferentinos, K. P., K. G. Arvanitis, H. J. Tantau, and N. Sigrimis. 2006. Section 5.8 Special Aspects of IT for Greenhouse Cultivation, pp. 294-312 of Chapter 5 Precision Agriculture, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21683)
Authors:   K. P. Ferentinos, K. G. Arvanitis, H. J. Tantau, and N. Sigrimis
Keywords:   Greenhouse cultivation, Information technology, Control, Integrated production management

This section presents the recent and near-future uses of information technology (IT) for greenhouse cultivation. After some introduction on the basic physical mechanisms that govern greenhouse cultivation systems, two different approaches to greenhouse management and control are analyzed, the horizontal aspect and the vertical aspect. Then, low-level control, medium-level control and management, and high-level management is discussed. An additional section categorizes and presents some of the latest tools and complete products for greenhouse control and integrated management.

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