Current Usage of Air Circulators in Greenhouses in Japan

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X

In the last decade, air circulators have been widely used in greenhouses and high tunnels in Japan. The main purpose of air circulation is to provide uniformity in temperature, humidity level, and carbon dioxide concentration in greenhouse air. In addition, empirical knowledge that air circulation prevents hygrophilous diseases increased among growers, together with the inference that air circulation reduces the fuel consumption required for heating. Although the benefits of air circulation remain uncertain, some empirical evidence has been obtained from horticultural and engineering studies in Japan. In this review, the results of these investigations are summarized on the basis of five aspects: performance indicators for circulators, microclimate uniformity, crop yield, suppression of hygrophilous diseases and possible mechanisms. Practical issues regarding the installation of air circulators for greenhouses and high tunnels are also discussed.

作成者 KUROYANAGI Takeshi

protected horticulture


pest management

公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 7
終了ページ 12
DOI 10.6090/jarq.50.7
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng