controlled environment agriculture Articles

  • Solar energy utilisation efficiency in environment-controlled agriculture in China

    In the light of an analysis of the solar radiation and temperature resources in different part of China, this paper classifies Environment-Controlled Agriculture (ECA) in China into zones and briefly introduces the feature of each zone. Meanwhile, features of different ECA types such as heliogreenhouse, plastic arched shed, adumbral net and their contributions to increasing solar energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From Farm to Fork Step 1: Agricultural Sensors in Food Production

    In this series of articles, we bring you the journey of your food, from farm to fork, highlighting the agricultural sensors used along the way. Edinburgh Sensors products can be used in virtually every step of the food chain in order to ensure the quality and safety of the final food product. This article focuses on the first step of the journey, food production. The origin of the ...

  • CoirGreen joins millions across the world to mark Earth Day 2014

    On March 29 this year, CoirGreen joined millions across the globe to mark EarthHour2014, encouraging our staff to turn off lights for one hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour invites individuals, communities and businesses from across the world to turn off any lights ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

    City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition. This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization. ...


    By Ensia

  • How LED and HPS Lighting affects air and leaf temperature

    How LED and HPS Lighting can affect air and leaf temperature: The Effects of Convective Heat vs. Radiant Heat As growers are educating themselves more on different lighting technologies, we have been faced with questions many times over about what effects different light sources have on temperature and crop production; what is the difference between Convection Heat and Radiant ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

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