Productivity, Water and Energy Use Efficiency of Protected Agriculture in Arid Regions

Season
2021-2022

Project Team

Dr. Hicham Fatnassi in partnership with AgroTech Co. Ltd. and GreenPlus Co. Ltd. (Korean private companies)

Objectives

  1. Evaluation of different greenhouse technologies (Low-tech, Mid-tech, and High-tech) under arid climate.
  2. Optimization of water and energy use of greenhouses under arid climate.
  3. Performance analysis of Korean-style remodeled greenhouses in comparison with local conventional greenhouses in terms of crop productivity and resource use.
  4. The economic viability of Korean-style remodeled greenhouses in comparison with conventional greenhouses.

Project Details

  • Different cropping systems in Korean greenhouse, polycarbonate greenhouse, net house
  • Monitor and analyze the microclimate parameters (temperature, humidity, solar radiation, air velocity) inside greenhouses.
  • Compare different cooling systems technologies.
  • Assess resource use efficiency (water and energy) and crop growth and yield.