DEVELOPMENT OF A PLANT FACTORY MODEL: I. THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL MODEL II. A PLANT GROWTH MODEL: THE SINGLE TRUSS TOMATO CROP
Part II. consists of a detailed description of a crop growth model for the single truss production system which can relate the total available photosynthetic photon fluence (PPF) to both crop timing and crop yield. It produces a production schedule, allocates greenhouse growing space and predicts the quantity and value of plant yields for continuous tomato production. The current model has been tested and verified. Additional refinements are proposed.