Engineering economy of controlled environment for greenhouse production

K. C. Ting, J. Dijkstra, W. Fang, M. Giniger

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User-friendly, menu-driven, screen-editing microcomputer software was developed to evaluate the economic feasibility of a greenhouse operation employing the single truss tomato cropping system. A variety of scenarios were investigated to determine the cost-effectiveness of supplemental lighting. The software, written in BASIC, has a generic greenhouse engineering economic analysis algorithm plus a number of supporting subprograms for calculations of costs and revenues associated with specific design/operation conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1018-1022
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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