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1. Introduction
1. Introduction
2. A bio-economic framework of crop production - Cost vs Revenue - Crop yield and price - Protection efficiency - Light use efficiency
2. A bio-economic framework of crop production - Cost vs Revenue - Crop yield and price - Protection efficiency - Light use efficiency - Water used efficiency
3. Crop growth and response to environmental factors 3.1. Transpiration 3.2. Carbohydrate distribution and plant growth 3.3. Crop response to environmental factors - Light - Temperature - CO2 - Humidity - Water
3. Crop growth and response to environmental factors 3.1. Main biological processes in plants - Photosynthesis - Transportation - Transpiration - Guttation 3.2. Carbohydrate distribution and plant growth 3.3. Crop response to environmental factors - Light - Temperature - CO2 - Humidity - Water 3.4. Crop steering
4. Climate dynamics inside the Greenhouse 4.1. The principles of energy balance 4.2. The dynamics of Humidity 4.2. The dynamics of CO2
4. Climate dynamics inside the Greenhouse 4.1. The principles of energy balance 4.2. The dynamics of Humidity 4.2. The dynamics of CO2
5. Crop-specific Physiology 5.1. Lettuce and leafy greens - Optimal environment for lettuce production - Most common problems in lettuce production 5.2. Tomato - Optimal environment for tomato production - Most common problems in tomato production 5.3. Strawberry (empty) 5.4. Other vine crops - Differences between cucumber and Tomato
5. Crop-specific Physiology 5.1. Lettuce and leafy greens - Optimal environment for lettuce production - Most common problems in lettuce production 5.2. Vine crops 5.2.1. Tomato - Optimal environment for tomato production - Most common problems in tomato production 5.2.2. Cucumber - Optimal environment for cucumber production - Most common problems in cucumber production 5.3. Bell pepper - Optimal environment for bell pepper production - Most common problems in bell pepper production 5.4. Eggplant - Optimal environment for eggplant production - Most common problems in eggplant production 5.5. Strawberry - Optimal environment for eggplant production - Most common problems in eggplant production 5.6. Table compare different crops
6. IPM 6.1. IPM before planting 6.2. Early stage of pest 6.3. Lesion appears on plant
6. IPM 6.1. IPM before planting 6.2. Early stage of pest 6.3. Lesion appears on plant
7. Hardware tech to improve crop production 7.1. Movable screens - Blackout screen - Thermal screen - Shade screen 7.2. Supplemental light 7.3. Vertical fans 7.4. Sensors
7. Hardware tech to improve crop production 7.1. Movable screens - Blackout screen - Thermal screen - Shade screen 7.2. Supplemental light 7.3. Vertical fans 7.4. Sensors 7.4.1. Climate sensors - Temperature sensor - Humidity sensor - PAR sensor - Radiation sensor - Wind speed sensor 7.4.2. Crop sensor - 2Grow sensor - Thermal camera - RBG camera 7.4.3. Irrigation sensors - Grow scale - Water content - EC, pH measurement
8. Software tech and data-driven growing 8.1. Data collection and visualization 8.2. Advanced decision support system
8. Software tech and data-driven growing 8.1. Data collection and visualization 8.2. Advanced decision support system
9. References
9. References
10. About Authors
10. About Authors