Horticultural Studies (HortiS) 2007, Vol 24, Num, 1     (Pages: 11-18)

COOLING OF GREENHOUSES IN COOL CLIMATE REGIONS BY FAN PAD SYSTEM

Atılgan ATILGAN 1 ,Hasan ÖZ 1

1 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Tarımsal Yapılar ve Sulama Bölümü, Isparta Viewed : 1719 - Downloaded : 1122 Temperatures can easily exceed 38 ºC hot region greenhouses during the summer if they are not equipped with cooling systems. Such high temperatures reduce crop quality and worker productivity. Evaporative cooling is the most common method for reducing the temperature inside a greenhouse. While temperature of cool climate regions increase until 30-33 ºC inside of greenhouse temperature is more than outside during summer periods. Summer temperature in cool climate region is lower than hot climate regions. Therefore, temperature of greenhouse cooling as 10-12 ºC by fan pad system because of production can be kept on in greenhouse in summer period due to decreasing of greenhouse temperature under the outside air temperature.

In this study, knowledge related to operating principles and using of fan pad system has been reviewed in greenhouse in cool climate region. Keywords : Greenhouse, Fan pad system, Cool climate region