publication . Article . 2020

Evaluation of a Low-Cost Greenhouse for Controlled Environment Cultivation of Sweet Pepper

Omobowale, M. O.;
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  • Published: 02 Mar 2020 Journal: ARID ZONE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT (issn: 1596-2490, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
Abstract
Sustainable agriculture is critical towards paving a way for year-round production and supply of food all year round. Cultivation of fruits and vegetables are vital due to high demand and nutritional values it provides to consumers. The rising global population especially in developing countries require other alternatives for sustainable crop production. Cultivation in controlled environments using functional and durable greenhouse structures presents an option. A low-cost greenhouse was designed and constructed in Ibadan, Nigeria using locally available materials was evaluated. Afrormosia wood was used in constructing the frame while polyethylene of 2.5 mm thic...
Subjects
free text keywords: Microclimate, Greenhouse, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Sweet pepper

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