CEA Physiology of Plant Production

19 lectures are shared from the CEAC Greenhouse plant physiology and technology course offered in 2012-2016 as non-credit 9-week course (Instructor: Chieri Kubota). This course offers students foundational information on the major greenhouse environmental factors affecting plant growth and development. The contents are equivalent to an upper college level course. Students will understand interactions between plants and their microenvironments, including light penetration and CO2/H2O diffusion. Students will learn energy and mass balance of leaves, canopy, and greenhouse systems, and correlate these phenomena with plant productivity and related plant physiological mechanisms. Students will learn key micrometeorological principles. Lectures cover controlled environment technologies and practices of plant production in greenhouses and high tunnels.