Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Research, Instruction & Extension for Producing Crops
With Sustainability, Efficiency & Eco-Friendliness

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology

19 Lectures from the CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology course offered in 2012-2016 as non-credit 9-week course, under the Instruction of Dr. Chieri Kubota.

This course offers students foundational information on the major greenhouse environmental factors affecting plant growth and development. The contents are equivalent to an upper college level course. Students will understand interactions between plants and their microenvironments, including light penetration and CO2/H2O diffusion. Students will learn energy and mass balance of leaves, canopy, and greenhouse systems, and correlate these phenomena with plant productivity and related plant physiological mechanisms.  Students will learn key micrometeorological principles. Lectures cover controlled environment technologies and practices of plant production in greenhouses and high tunnels.