Abstract by Adam Heninger
Greenhouse Irrigation Program Using an Adaptive Linear Model of Evapotranspiration Rate
Evapotranspiration is the combined effect of evaporation of water from the soil surface and the exit of water from plants through their leaves (transpiration). Modeling evapotranspiration is used for the timing of irrigation of crops. While models of evapotranspiration exist for agricultural fields, such models are lacking for greenhouse plants grown in containers. This is due to nonuniform temperature, humidity, and windspeed conditions within greenhouses. To compensate we propose and discuss an adaptive evapotranspiration model for greenhouses to compensate for this nonuniformity.