CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 5-2

Urban Ag News proud to feature Dr. Chieri Kubota’s class on Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology. Dr. Kubota was a professor at the University of Arizona and is moving to The Ohio State University this summer.

Week 5-2: Energy balance 1

This week, you will complete the “Plant Responses to Environmental Conditions” by taking the last lecture on humidity. Then we will learn the “leaf energy balance”, which is the first lecture of “Canopy and Aerial Microclimates”. Some students may feel a bit challenging to follow these physics-heavy contents. But I promise you that it is really “not too bad”! Once you understand why and how leaf temperature changes so drastically and learn factors that affect leaf temperature, it is much easier to understand what plants are doing under controlled environment. So don’t feel too intimidated!

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