Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Phytotron modification: Admits more sunlight through plastic panels

Authors

F. P. Zscheile
S. M. Henderson
A. S. Leonard
L. W. Neubauer

Authors Affiliations

F. P. Zscheile is Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis; S. M. Henderson is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; A. S. Leonard is Agricultural Engineer, University of California, Davis; L. W. Neubauer is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(1):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n01p10. January 1963.

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Abstract

Use of double-pane, clear plastic panels with prismatic lower surfaces to direct sunlight downward from the roof, and patterned for diffusion of light from side panels, allowed 93% more sunlight for plant growth than the glass block design used previously in phytotron tests at Davis.

Zscheile F, Henderson S, Leonard A, Neubauer L. 1963. Phytotron modification: Admits more sunlight through plastic panels. Hilgardia 17(1):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n01p10
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