A thermal camera took an image of the tomato crop every ten minutes over a six-week period.

Intensive screening promotes transpiration from the top

Reducing energy consumption in greenhouses is associated with higher humidity levels. Many growers are concerned that this could make the crop less active, impacting
A different growing strategy is a potential key to saving energy. An important part of this is to slow down transpiration.

Slowing down crop transpiration cuts energy consumption

The focus of energy savings usually lies in technology. But the crop itself offers numerous opportunities to economise on energy consumption. Many research results
Transpiration by a plant has two important functions: The uptake and transport of nutrients and cooling.

Transpiration is driver behind cooling and uptake and transport of nutrients

The plant can’t function without transpiration. But sometimes it can be somewhat less. Also less than is commonly used commercially. There are plenty of