Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems

Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems : The International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems held in Narita, Japan, August 26-29, 1996

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Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems provides overviews of the current trends and concepts in plant production in closed or semi-closed environments. The overviews reflect both the present and future challenges that face the agricultural industry and the methods and tools which will meet these challenges. Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems contains the full texts of the Special Lectures from the International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems, plus several contributed papers. The challenges which await the agricultural industry are diverse. This diversity is reflected in the topics that were covered in the special lectures given by experts in the field. These topics included: greenhouse horticulture, hydroponics, micropropagation, food production in space, environmental control, co-generation, controlled ecological life support systems (CELSS), and resource conservation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 161.5 x 247.9 x 25.1mm | 689.47g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • XIV, 344 p.
  • 0792344170
  • 9780792344179

Table of contents

Preface. Part A: Greenhouse Technology. Food Production in Greenhouses; M.H. Jensen. Controlled Flowering of Herbaceous Perennial Plants; R.R. Heins, et al. Greenhouse Thermal Environment and Light Control; L.D. Albright. The Present Status and Future Outlook of the Use of Natural Enemies and Pollinators in Protected Crops; M. Dissevelt, W.J. Ravensberg. R&D Research/Demonstration Greenhouse Using Methane Gas from a Landfill for Co-Generation; W.J. Roberts. Nutrient Management in Closed Growing Systems for Greenhouse Production; W. Voogt, C. Sonneveld. Monitoring and Control of Water and Nutrient Supply in Closed Growing Systems; Th.H. Gieling, et al. Recent Advances in Photoselective Films with Interference Effects; T.L.F. Daponte. Greenhouse Technology for Saving the Earth in the 21st Century; T. Kozak, et al. Recent Advances in Environment Control in Micropropagation; C. Kubota, et al. Part B: CELSS and Space Agriculture. Automation and Systems Analysis; K.C. Ting. Food Production in Space: Challenges and Perspectives; T.W. Tibbitts, D.L. Henninger. Concepts, Components, and Controls for a CELSS; J.C. Sager, A.E. Drysdale. Gas Turnover and Gas Conditions in Hermetically Closed Plant Production Systems; H.-J. Daunicht. CELSS Research: Interaction between Space and Terrestrial Approaches in Plant Science; M. Andre, P. Chagvardieff. BIOSPHERE 2: A Closed Bioregenerative Life Support System, An Analog for Long Duration Space Missions; J. Poynter, D. Bearden. Environmental Control for Plant Production in Space CELSS; E. Goto. Optimal Structure of Plant Conveyor for Human Life Support in a Closed Ecosystem `BIOS-3'; J.I. Gitelson, et al. Growth Monitoring of Green Vegetables Cultured ina Centrifuge Phytotron; H. Murase, et al. Closed Plant Experiment Facility (CPEF) in Closed Ecology Experiment Facilities (CEEF) and Preliminary Studies on CPEF Operation; Y. Tako. Subject Index.
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`The book succesfully combines plant physiology, physics, chemistry, engineering and computer science into a high-tech horticulture and first of all it can be recommended for agronomists and horticulturists, but is also of great use for plant physiologists'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 153 (1998)
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