Climate control

Crop growth is determined by the following processes:

Photosynthesis
The plant collects carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air which, combined with moisture , creates carbohydrates and oxygen. This process is dependent on optimal levels of light, CO2 and temperature.

Respiration
The plant transforms part of the carbohydrates from photosynthesis into free energy to be used for “maintenance” processes. The remaining carbohydrates are transformed into plant tissue. The respiration process is highly dependent on temperature

Transpiration
Leaf transpiration controls the water and nutrition intake as well as the cooling of the plant. It must be sufficient to enable the leaf to maintain the desired temperature and develop a strong metabolism. The transpiration process depends on light intensity, temperature and  humidity.

To help achieve these optimal climate conditions inside the greenhouse, a climate computer is installed to control the various systems in the greenhouse.