Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Singh, S K; Pitam Chandra; Singh, K P

PFDC, Division of Agricultural Engineering, IARI, New Delhi - 110 012, India.

Key words: automation, computer hardware, computer software, decision making, greenhouses, protected cultivation

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 2003, volume 5, issue 1, pages 49-51.

Abstract: This paper discusses the automation or support system for decision making in greenhouses. This automation is practised in the form of a computer program which are governed by setpoints. The choice of setpoints for environmental parameters must be done by a reasoning process integrating the situation outside the greenhouses, and inside situation that will be managed in an advantageous manner ensuring a profitable, though safe combination of growth and development factors while keeping the energy spending within acceptable bounds and as low as possible.

Journal of Applied Horticulture