USE OF AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURES FOR PLANT GROWTH FOR POTENTIAL ENERGY SAVINGS

R.W. Langhans, M. Wolfe, L.D. Albright
Lettuce plants grown in a controlled environment chamber with an average night temperature of 20°C (25° to 15°C) were the same as plants grown with a constant 20°C night temperature. Greenhouse grown pot chrysanthemums had the same physical size and flowered at the same time when grown with an average night temperature of 17°C (22° to 11°C) compared to a 17°C constant night temperature. The potential energy savings are discussed.
Langhans, R.W., Wolfe, M. and Albright, L.D. (1981). USE OF AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURES FOR PLANT GROWTH FOR POTENTIAL ENERGY SAVINGS. Acta Hortic. 115, 31-38
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1981.115.3
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1981.115.3

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