7. Greenhouse Cover Technology

  1. Jules Janick
  1. Johannes F. J. Max1,
  2. Ulrich Schurr1,
  3. Hans-Jürgen Tantau2,
  4. Urbanus N. Mutwiwa3,
  5. Thomas Hofmann4 and
  6. Andreas Ulbrich5

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118351871.ch7

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 40

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 40

How to Cite

Max, J. F. J., Schurr, U., Tantau, H.-J., Mutwiwa, U. N., Hofmann, T. and Ulbrich, A. (2012) Greenhouse Cover Technology, in Horticultural Reviews, Volume 40 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118351871.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Bio- und Geowissenschaften, IBG-2: Pflanzenwissenschaften, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 2

    Biosystems and Horticultural Engineering Section, Leibniz University Hannover, Herrenhäuser Str. 2, D-30419, Hannover, Germany

  3. 3

    Biomechanical and Environmental Engineering Department Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P.O. Box 62,000, Nairobi, Kenya

  4. 4

    Centrosolar Glas GmbH & Co KG, Siemensstr. 3, 90766 Fürth, Germany

  5. 5

    Fachhochschule Osnabrück, FL Agrarwissenschaften, FG Gemüseproduktion und–Verarbeitung, Oldenburger Landstraße 24, 49090 Osnabrück, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118345832

Online ISBN: 9781118351871

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Keywords:

  • greenhouse cover technology, superstructures and load;
  • greenhouse covers altering conditions inside greenhouse;
  • inside-greenhouse conditions, differing from surrounding environment;
  • plastics as greenhouse materials, in horticultural protection;
  • radiation transmittance, PMMA with/without UV-absorbers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Greenhouse Superstructures

  • Materials Used for Covering Greenhouses

  • Material Combinations

  • Plant Response to Greenhouse Covers

  • Comparison and Economic Assessment

  • Conclusions and Prospects

  • Acknowledgments

  • Literature Cited