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Crop Physiology

The Limiting Factors

Liebig’s Law of Minimum says that the most limiting factor determines the rate of growth. In greenhouse horticulture,Liebig's law has a significant impact of the entire commercial operation. A greenhouse allows us to control the limiting factors of crop growth and thus enhancing production.

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The unique process of Photosynthesis

The very concept of greenhouse cultivation is based on stimulating and controlling growth of plants. As crop growth is dependent of photosynthesis, we generally strive to achieve increased photosynthesis in greenhouses. By creating the ideal circumstances for the crops to grow, and thus for photosynthesis to occur, production and quality can be increased.
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Crop Growth in Greenhouses

Greenhouses around the world are home to many different crops and varieties. Regardless of the type of cultivation, the common goal of commercial growers is to increase production. Production does vary strongly between different crops; ornamental crops are mostly sold by the piece, while in vegetable production, only the fruits are defined as produce. In both cases, production is a result of crop growth. This increase in size and weight of a plant, is what we define as crop growth.

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Crop Physiology in Greenhouses

Greenhouses are constructed to facilitate improved crop yields. Crop physiology is the field of study concentrated on the functioning of plants. A good understanding of how crops behave in different circumstances, enables us to use technology to our advantage. Especially in intensive horticulture, technological solutions are leveraged for increased yields and better company results.

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