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Next-Generation Greenhouses for Food Security

Edited by Redmond R. Shamshiri

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bio-economy

Modern greenhouse technology has revolutionized the food supply chain scenario over the past 40 years. Closed-field cultivation by means of agri-cubes, plant factories, vertical farming structures, and roof-top solar greenhouses has become the backbone of sustainable agriculture for producing all-year-round fresh fruits and vegetables. This book is an attempt to explore several profound questions such as how digital technology and simulation models have saved energy in commercial greenhouses, and why growers prefer LPWAN sensors and IoT monitoring devices over the traditional timer-based controllers? How artificial intelligence is capable of performing microclimate prediction and control, and what considerations should be taken into account for implementing desiccant evaporative cooling systems? With case-study examples and field experiments, each chapter highlights some of the most recent solutions and adaptation strategies toward improving the efficiency and sustainability of closed-field crop production systems.

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Next-Generation Greenhouses for Food SecurityEdited by Redmond R. Shamshiri

Published: June 16th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92515

ISBN: 978-1-83968-076-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-075-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-080-9

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Greenhouse Automation Using Wireless Sensors and IoT Instruments Integrated with Artificial Intelligence

By Redmond R. Shamshiri, Ibrahim A. Hameed, Kelly R. Thorp, Siva K. Balasundram, Sanaz Shafian, Mohammad Fatemieh, Muhammad Sultan, Benjamin Mahns and Saba Samiei


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2. Temperature and Humidity Control for the Next Generation Greenhouses: Overview of Desiccant and Evaporative Cooling Systems

By Muhammad Sultan, Hadeed Ashraf, Takahiko Miyazaki, Redmond R. Shamshiri and Ibrahim A. Hameed


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3. The Canadian Integrated Northern Greenhouse: A Hybrid Solution for Food Security

By David Leroux and Mark Lefsrud


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4. Radiation Exchange at Greenhouse Tilted Surfaces under All-Sky Conditions

By Erick K. Ronoh


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5. Greenhouse Requirements for Soilless Crop Production: Challenges and Prospects for Plant Factories

By Aliyu Idris Muhammad, Abubakar Shitu, Umar Abdulbaki Danhassan, Muhammad Hilal Kabir, Musa Abubakar Tadda and Attanda Muhammed Lawal


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6. Greenhouse Crop Simulation Models and Microclimate Control Systems, A Review

By Seyed Moin-E-Ddin Rezvani, Redmond R. Shamshiri, Ibrahim A. Hameed, Hamid Zare Abyane, Mohsen Godarzi, Davood Momeni and Siva K. Balasundram


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7. Combating Greenhouse Effects through Biomass Gasification: A Focus on Kinetic Modeling of Combustion and Gasification Zones

By Sunday J. Ojolo and Musbau G. Sobamowo


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8. Design and Evaluation of an Automated Monitoring and Control System for Greenhouse Crop Production

By Arasu Sivagami, Michael Angelo Kandavalli and Bhaskarrao Yakkala


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