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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Greenhouse Crop Production 2. Scheduling and Energy Consumption

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Energy efficient scheduling of bedding plants

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Volatile and increasing fuel prices have threatened the profitability of greenhouse businesses located in cold climates. In response, many growers have lowered their greenhouse temperature in an attempt to save fuel. However for some crops, this cool growing strategy may have actually increased the amount of energy consumed per crop because production time was lengthened.

Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #528

Libraries: Floriculture Landscape & Nursery

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