A Simple Method for Cooling Down the Soil in Bench Culture of Strawberry

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In greenhouses, keeping plants up on benches saves farmers from having to work while bending over. When plants are grown in this way, however, the high temperature of the soil often disturbs the growth of the plants. Therefore, a simple method for cooling down the soil has been developed, making use of the latent heat of evaporating water.

Authors: 
National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, Japan
Publisher: 
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan
Year: 
2001