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Li-Hong Gao, Mei Qu, Hua-Zhong Ren, Xiao-Lei Sui, Qing-Yun Chen, and Zhen-Xian Zhang

Protected horticulture production has a long history in China, and the earliest recordation is written in the Hanshu in the Han Dynasty (206–23 BCE) ( Jiang et al., 2004 ; Zhang, 2005 ). In recent years, new solar greenhouse technology has been

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Pedro García-Caparrós, Olga González-Salmerón, Mónica Pérez-Saiz, Raquel Calatrava, María Teresa Lao, Rosa María Chica, and Gumersindo De la Cruz

different types of shelter and in the open air ( Pérez-Saiz et al., 2017 ). The greenhouse technology creates a favourable microclimate for high crop productivity and also reduces the use of fertilizers and pesticides in comparison with open field conditions

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Jeff S. Kuehny, Matt Taylor, and Michael R. Evans

biodegradable containers that are “plantable” (containers that can be used for greenhouse production and then planted directly in the landscape) have become available for the production of bedding plants. These include Fertilpots (Fertil International, Boulogne

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Scott Henderson, David Gholami, and Youbin Zheng

The ability to efficiently and accurately manage irrigation for greenhouse crops is of increasing interest for commercial growers for both water use efficiency and crop health. Current irrigation methods vary depending on the crop and grower

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Youbin Zheng, Linping Wang, Diane Feliciano Cayanan, and Mike Dixon

Greenhouse operations create favorable environmental conditions for plants; these conditions also favor growth of many plant pathogen and algae species. To control the spread of plant pathogens and algae, commercial greenhouse operations use

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Michael J. Roll, Steven E. Newman, and Ronald J. Harkrader

148 POSTER SESSION 5G (Abstr. 304–315) Greenhouse Management–Cross-commodity

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Sarah A. White

., 2007 ; Warsaw et al., 2009 ). Nutrient concentrations in a greenhouse (crops produced in closed systems with permanent cover) effluent can range from 7.5 to 381 mg·L −1 NO 3 -N, 0.9 to 47 mg·L −1 ammoniacal-nitrogen (NH 4 -N), and 0.85 to 306 mg·L −1

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Jeb S. Fields, William C. Fonteno, and Brian E. Jackson

into the diffuser, it slowly drips out of the five holes onto the substrate surface with force similar to a drip irrigation system in a greenhouse production setting. A rubber O-ring is placed around the outside of the diffuser, which allowed it to sit

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Zhengli Zhai, David L. Ehret, Tom Forge, Tom Helmer, Wei Lin, Martine Dorais, and Athanasios P. Papadopoulos

, swine, or greenhouse operations and is therefore of potentially significant environmental value ( Cheng et al., 2004 ; Mazuela et al., 2005 ). Chong ( Chong, 2005 ; Chong and Purvis, 2004 ) has developed recommendations for use of a variety of waste

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Hanna Y. Hanna and Kenneth D. Henderson

Worldwide energy consumption is greater now than any time in the past, leading to higher fuel prices and costly greenhouse production. This trend is expected to continue because of the increasing population and improving living standards