Greenhouse Glazing & Solar Radiation Transmission Workshop

Greenhouse Glazing & Solar Radiation Transmission Workshop

October 1 & 2, 1998, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

Center for Controlled Environment Agriculture, Cook College

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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The text of the following lectures and summary was edited for publication on the Internet by D.R. Mears and A.J. Both, March 2003.

Lecture 1 (pdf file, 259 KB)

Components of Radiation Defined: Definition of Units, Measuring Radiation Transmission, Sensors 

Dr. Gene A. Giacomelli

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona

  

Lecture 2 (pdf file, 143 KB)

Plant Physiology: Environmental Factors and Photosynthesis

Dr. Dennis Decoteau

Department of Horticulture, The Pennsylania State University

 

Lecture 3 (pdf file, 205 KB)

Glazing Materials, Structural Design, and Other Factors Affecting Light Transmission in 

Greenhouses

Professor Emeritus William J. Roberts

Bioresource Engineering, Rutgers University

 

Lecture 4 (pdf file, 182 KB)

Greenhouse Glazing Effects on Heat Transfer for Winter Heating and Summer Cooling

Dr. David R. Mears

Bioresource Engineering, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University

 

Lecture 5 (pdf file, 223 KB)

Plant Physiology: Manipulating Plant Growth with Solar Radiation

Dr. Dennis Decoteau

Department of Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Lecture 6 (pdf file, 172 KB)

Differences among Light Transmission Tests within the Laboratory, within Short and

Long-Duration Studies, on Artificial Testing Stands, and within a Greenhouse Structure with a 

Plant Crop 

Dr. Gene A. Giacomelli

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona

 

Workshop Summary (pdf file, 329 KB)

Definitions of a number of the terms and conventions appearing in the lectures and discussions, 

that are generally applicable to describing the radiation environment in greenhouses as well as 

plant responses to the greenhouse environment.

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