Greenhouse : Technology & Management, 2Nd Ed.

Greenhouse : Technology & Management, 2Nd Ed.

Author: Kandukuri Radha Manohar

Publisher:

ISBN: 8178001365

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 217

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While working on the second edition of this book, an attempt was made to make this text book more valuable to the students and teachers as well. The whole book received a complete change in layout and presentation. Several new illustrations were added and many old illustrations were modified to give students a better understanding of the subject. Also based on the feedback by the students and teachers, more worked out examples were added. Answer keys to the exercise numerical problems were incorporated for the benefit of students. Additional information on Greenhouse Heatin (12th Chapter) with numerical examples is also included to provide insight to the engineering graduate students on different possibilities of heat requirement calculations of greenhouses.

Greenhouse Design and Control

Greenhouse Design and Control

Author: Pedro Ponce

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781138026292

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 801

Agricultural production is one of the main keys to the development of healthy societies. It is anticipated that agricultural systems will increasingly have to contend with temperature, humidity and water stress in the near future. This makes the need to increase the efficiency of land and water use ever more urgent. The control and design of greenhouses allows to increase dramatically the quality of crops and extend the cultivation period year-round. A properly designed autonomous greenhouse based on hydroponics can greatly reduce the amounts of nutrients and energy expended in agricultural production. This book deals with different types of greenhouses, materials, structures, advanced control techniques and tendencies that are needed for designing and controlling an advanced greenhouse. The control system is presented as an integral system which covers the explanation of basic and advanced concepts for a real time controller. Also, structural analysis is introduced, whereby mechanical design is regarded as a key factor. The book incorporates simulations and experimental results, and utilizes LabVIEW and ADAMS software. Finally, it provides a perspective on the present state and future of greenhouses globally. Written in a highly accessible manner, this book will prove useful to horticulturalists, agricultural engineers, greenhouse engineers and designers. Its easy-to-absorb contents are also suitable for (under)graduate students and researchers in agricultural and electronic engineering, horticulture, crop cultivation and soft computing.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Author: Eric Lichtfouse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319216294

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

View: 584

This book features review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge. It also proposes novel, environmentally friendly solutions that are based on integrated information from such fields as agroecology, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, economics and the social sciences. Coverage examines ways to produce food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Inside, readers will find articles that explore climate change, food security, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach, which seeks only to limit negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats challenges at their source. Because most societal issues are in fact intertwined, global and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions that have the potential to build a more peaceful world. This book will help scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians build safer agriculture, energy and food systems for future generations.

Greenhouse Management

Greenhouse Management

Author: J.J. Hanan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642667805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

View: 305

The change in greenhouse operation and technology in the last 20 years has been unprecedented. Photoperiodic control, mist propagation, green house cooling, clean stock programs, CO injection, to name a few, have 2 all been inaugurated as regular greenhouse practices in this time. The introduction of new markets, new production centers, shifts in public attitudes, and the realization that greenhouse production is not simply growing crops, but the management of an enterprise in which people work, h~ve combined to make this agricultural practice a challenging and rewarding vocation. The greenhouse grower, manager, and student who are training for this vocation have not had an up-to-date text book for many years. It has been our goal to bring both published and unpublished work together in this book, and to provide a bench mark from which we can continue to move forward. It is not until a process of writing a text begins that one fully realizes how far we have come-and where we need to go. It is with some sadness that we realize that this book is not likely to remain long as an expression of the state-of-the-art. We do not expect it to be easy reading; for new terms, new technology, and new ways of doing things are not always easy.

Modeling the Economics of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Modeling the Economics of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309162357

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 741

Models are fundamental for estimating the possible costs and effectiveness of different policies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There is a wide array of models to perform such analysis, differing in the level of technological detail, treatment of technological progress, spatial and sector details, and representation of the interaction of the energy sector to the overall economy and environment. These differences impact model results, including cost estimates. More fundamentally, these models differ as to how they represent fundamental processes that have a large impact on policy analysis-such as how different models represent technological learning and cost reductions that come through increasing production volumes, or how different models represent baseline conditions. Reliable estimates of the costs and potential impacts on the United States economy of various emissions reduction and other mitigation strategies are critical to the development of the federal climate change research and development portfolio. At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Academies organized a workshop, summarized in this volume, to consider some of these types of modeling issues.

Best Management Practices for Drip Irrigated Crops

Best Management Practices for Drip Irrigated Crops

Author: Kamal Gurmeet Singh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498714822

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 308

This book focuses on best management practices for drip irrigated crops. It cover irrigation methods, scheduling of micro irrigation, and mulching and crop performance. Micro irrigation techniques with diverse crops are discussed, including sweet pepper, chili, tomatoes, cauliflower, wheat, sweet peas, sugarcane, and potatoes. The performance of the various techniques has been tested and evaluated in the field. Written by experts on micro irrigation, this valuable book is a must-have for micro irrigation professionals as well as advanced students.

Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture VI

Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture VI

Author: Daoliang Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642361241

Category: Computers

Page: 455

View: 802

The two-volume set IFIP AICT 392 and 393 constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th IFIP TC 5, SIG 5.1 International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture, CCTA 2012, held in Zhangjiajie, China, in October 2012. The 108 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They cover a wide range of interesting theories and applications of information technology in agriculture, including Internet of things and cloud computing; simulation models and decision-support systems for agricultural production; smart sensor, monitoring, and control technology; traceability and e-commerce technology; computer vision, computer graphics, and virtual reality; the application of information and communication technology in agriculture; and universal information service technology and service systems development in rural areas. The 53 papers included in the first volume focus on decision support systems, intelligent systems, and artificial intelligence applications.

College Majors & Careers

College Majors & Careers

Author: Paul Phifer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816076642

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 418

Offers straightforward advice to anyone who is exploring career options. More than 60 majors are covered and are linked to more than 350 career paths.

An Ecological Approach to International Law

An Ecological Approach to International Law

Author: Prue Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134715862

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 447

An Ecological Approach to International Law shows that international environmental law is fundamentally flawed and not equipped to meet global challenges. The book examines international legal responses to global climate change by analysing key concepts such as the doctrine of state sovereignty, the law on state responsibility, environmental rights and common heritage of mankind.