The ability to control the climate in a greenhouse has always been an important determining factor in achieving high production yields and top quality crops. Automated climate control systems have helped growers to achieve the required control to optimize crop production and at the same time, reduce their energy and resource costs.
The climate control systems are generally comprised of sensors and actuators connected to a central computer. The sensors provide real-time information on environmental conditions that cover things such as CO2, humidity, light levels and even soil tension. Based upon pre-programmed instructions, the computer uses the information received from the sensors to activate heaters, shade curtains, irrigation systems and other devices to provide the desired conditions for optimal plant growth.