A COMPARISON OF PLASTIC GREENHOUSE DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTHERN EUROPE
The development and uses of plastics in agriculture have proliferated extensively since 1954. While innovations for using plastics in agriculture are developed each year, the use of plastics for protecting plants was one of the first uses tested and proven practical (6). It continues to enjoy a place of prominence. The purpose of this paper is to present the development of the plastic greenhouse with a comparative analysis of its development in the United States and Europe, particularly in southern Europe.