A BIO-ECONOMIC MODEL FOR HEATED GLASSHOUSE TOMATOES.

T. Biemond, W.G. Trap
Harvest-planning for heated glasshouse tomatoes is necessary in areas of labour-shortage. A bio-economic model was developed to estimate the expected need for labour. This model incorporates factors as plant status, glasshouse characteristics, outside and inside climate (temperature, CO2-concentration and radiation-intensity).

Because the production is estimated too, this model can be a base for optimization of CO2-concentration and temperature when the prices of energy (gas) and tomatoes are known. Also the gross-margin is estimated.

This article gives an overview of the structure of this model. Some preliminary results of the model are shown.

Biemond, T. and Trap, W.G. (1989). A BIO-ECONOMIC MODEL FOR HEATED GLASSHOUSE TOMATOES.. Acta Hortic. 248, 193-200
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.248.22
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.248.22

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