STOMATAL REGULATION IN PROTECTED CROPS: ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION
Detailed expression of the coupling factor is established in the frame of a dynamic greenhouse climatic model (GGDM) and its value is calculated for typical days of a temperate climate. The results show that large stomatal conductances are poorly effective in the control of the canopy transpiration (coupling factor =.1 ). Significant values of the coupling factor are only obtained for very small stomatal conductances (gST < 10-3 ) . These values are independant of the climatic conditions but are strongly affected by the development stage of the vegetation.