Growing perfect chrysanthemums with lower energy consumption

Growing perfect chrysanthemums with lower energy consumption
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Can a good chrysanthemum still be grown at a lower average temperature in the greenhouse? The Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research and Delphy Improvement Center are investigating this in the project Perfect Chrysant. Researchers are also looking at the effect of relative humidity and CO2 on energy needs. Researcher Marcel Raaphorst: “In recent years, less energy has been used in the cultivation of chrysanthemum. We are looking for what the next step is.”

The project Perfect Chrysantemum (which started in 2017) investigates whether it is possible to achieve good, high-quality production with lower energy consumption.

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