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THE USE OF SCREENS IN GREENHOUSE HEMP CULTIVATION

THE USE OF SCREENS IN GREENHOUSE HEMP CULTIVATION Commercial hemp production generally occurs indoors and requires environmental control of humidity and lighting fot both vegetative growth and flowering stages of development. One of the most relevant variables for a good hemp production is the photoperiod, depending on the exposure of the plant to light, the yield…

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CLIMATE CONTROL IN GREENHOUSES

CLIMATE CONTROL IN GREENHOUSES Climate control in a greenhouse has an enormous influence on crop development, product quality, production scheduling, disease prevention and, ultimately, on the of the agricultural facility. At this time of the year, the high temperatures and humidity inside the greenhouse affect the quality of the crops, so ventilation systems are essential…

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HOW CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) INFLUENCES GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION

HOW CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) INFLUENCES GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION CO2 is essential for photosynthesis in plants. The supply of CO2 is very important for the correct development of the crop, in addition to water and light. Increasing the CO2 concentration inside a greenhouse increases photosynthetic activity, which results in an increase in earliness, yield, production (around 15-25%)…

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TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN AGRICULTURE

TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN AGRICULTURE The use of new technologies and the opportunities they offer help agriculture in the process of adapting to the new demands of marketing, sales and crop profitability. The technological and digital revolution that is transforming agriculture and its processes is helping to achieve optimal production yields, which, while traditionally calculated in…

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WATER OPTIMISATION IN AGRICULTURE THROUGH FERTIGATION

WATER OPTIMISATION IN AGRICULTURE THROUGH FERTIGATION Efficient management of water, a non-renewable and limited natural resource, is a major challenge for the future of agriculture, which consumes around 70% of the total water withdrawn globally. Population growth, industrialisation and climate change mean that natural resources such as water are becoming increasingly limited. Modernisation of irrigation…

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LIGHT AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR FOR PLANTS

LIGHT AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR FOR PLANTS Of all the climatic factors involved in plant development; CO2, temperature, humidity, etc., light is one of the most important. It is an essential factor for the plant to be able to carry out photosynthesis and on which it depends directly in order to synthesise organic matter from…

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HOW DOES SALINITY INFLUENCE SOILS?

HOW DOES SALINITY INFLUENCE SOILS? Electrical conductivity (EC) is the capacity of a substance or material to allow the passage of electric current and is generally expressed in dS/m (dS=deciSiemens). La EC is proportional to the concentration of salts in solution and is the most commonly used parameter for measuring salinity. It is essential to…

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RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN GREENHOUSES

RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN GREENHOUSES We have already talked about the importance of temperature inside a greenhouse, but today we would like to talk about another equally important factor that is closely related to temperature: relative humidity. Relative humidity is the amount of water contained in the air, and is related to the absolute humidity (amount…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TEMPERATURE FOR GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEMPERATURE FOR GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION One of the advantages of greenhouse cultivation is the control of climatic conditions to ensure better plant development. Among the climatic factors that influence the crop and production is the temperature, which must be between 18-25 ºC for the plant to grow peoperly and bear fruit (see table…

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