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  • Minimum pipe temperature set points are used to force heat into a greenhouse even if it is not required to maintain the required greenhouse temperature. This can be to: Help with humidity control Ensure heat stores are empty by sunrise to maximise CO2 enrichment during the daytime. Read More...
  • Common sense tells us that eliminating unnecessary venting will save energy. However, putting this theory into practice is not as simple as it sounds, especially when humidity control is a key requirement. Heating and ventilation set-points Well-developed plants and milder spring weather conditions mean that like most tomato growers, our Focus Nurseries now have an almost constant demand for humidity control. Read More...
  • When growing greenhouse crops, it’s sometimes desirable to use a little more heat than strictly necessary to maintain adequate growing conditions. The purpose of this is to keep conditions comfortably away from those which could, for instance, trigger a disease problem. Read More...
  • One of the side effects of reducing energy consumption, or using biomass for heating, is that less carbon dioxide (CO2) is available for enrichment. So, can crops be grown with less CO2 without reducing yield? This is the question that researchers from Wageningen University are currently trying to answer. Read More...

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