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.
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.