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Greenhouse Technology and Management


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1: Protected Cultivation 2: The External Climate 3: The Greenhouse Climate 4: The Plastic Greenhouse 5: Greenhouse Heat Exchanges 6: Crop Physiology: Photosynthesis, Growth, Development and Productivity 7: Facilities and Active and Passive Climate Control Equipment: Low Temperature Management - Heating 8: Management of High Temperatures: Cooling 9: Air Movement in the Greenhouse: Carbon Dioxide Enrichment - Light Management 10: The Root Medium: Soil and Substrates 11: Irrigation and Fertilisation 12: Regulation and Control Systems: Computer Climate Management - Mechanization 13: Plant Protection 14: Economic and Environmental Analysis 15: Post-Harvest 16: Marketing 17: Greenhouse Production Strategies

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An essential title for the shelves of all professional growers, field technicians, horticulture students and specialists in protected cultivation

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Agricultural Engineer and PhD (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain). MBA (University Comillas, Spain). Research Coordinator in IFAPA ("Institute for Agricultural Research and Training", Andalusia, Spain). Involved in R&D activities in protected and semiprotected horticulture. Leader of the research group on Horticulture (PAIDI, Andalusian Research Plan, Spain). European Union and FAO expert in protected cultivation. Past-president of Spanish (CEPLA) and International Committees for Plastics in Agriculture (CIPA). He has directed various horticulture technical journals, diverse PhD studies and numerous R&D projects on protected cultivation. Associate editor and reviewer of several Spanish and international scientific journals. Author of many scientific and technical papers, chapters and books on protected horticulture. Convener, member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees and key- speaker of diverse scientific and technical international Congresses and Symposia. Since 2006, chairperson of the Protected Cultivation Commission in the ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science).

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