Heavier Bell Pepper In Semi-Automated Greenhouse

Heavier Bell Pepper In Semi-Automated Greenhouse
Heavier Bell Pepper In Semi-Automated Greenhouse
Carolyn Grace Somera

CAROLYN GRACE SOMERA shows a fruitful bell pepper grown in a semi-automated greenhouse at the Water Resources Management Center Experimental Station of the Central Luzon State University in Muñoz City, Nueva Ecija.

Somera is a member of the research team of the CLSU College of Engineering which is conducting a study on the design, fabrication and evaluation of automated greenhouse for year-round production of high-value crops in lowland tropics.


Initial results show that crops grown in semi-automated greenhouse equipped with evaporative cooling pad, exhaust ventilators and drip irrigation system have better growth and yield than crops grown in the open field using furrow irrigation and those that are grown in a greenhouse with natural ventilation and drip irrigation system.


The fruits are also heavier, with initial harvests weighing 260 grams per fruit. This is attributed to the optimum environmental condition inside the semi-automated greenhouse. (Report from Melpha M. Abello)

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