Filtering natural light by the greenhouse covering using model simulations - more production and better quality by diffuse light

  title={Filtering natural light by the greenhouse covering using model simulations - more production and better quality by diffuse light},
  author={Silke Hemming and N. J. van de Braak and Tom A. Dueck and Raymond Elmar Etienne Jongschaap and A. Marissen},
Wageningen UR investigated the potentials of diffuse light for the use in Dutch horticulture. Light can be made diffuse by greenhouse covering materials. The transmission through the greenhouse covering is analysed. The penetration of diffuse light into the canopy is investigated for different crops in different growing stadiums under Dutch radiation conditions throughout the year. A plant growth model is used to calculate the effect of diffuse light on plant growth and development of several… 

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