THE EFFECTS OF HUMIDITY ON GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF GLASSHOUSE CUCUMBERS, TOMATOES AND SWEET PEPPERS
Final yield of tomatoes was increased by low humidity by night or 24-h average. Calcium deficiency in leaves of cucumber and tomato was closely correlated to 24-h average humidity.
No significant correlation was found between final yield of sweet pepper and vapour pressure deficit by day, by night or 24-h average. Vegetative growth of sweet pepper was also not significantly affected by environmental humidity.
Fruit quality of all three crops was reduced by high 24-h average humidities.