Rotating solatron receives more sunlight for plant growth
AuthorsL. W. Neubauer
F. P. Zscheile
Authors AffiliationsL. W. Neubauer is Professor of Agricultural Engineering; F. P. Zscheile is Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 20(1):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n01p4. January 1966.
The latest phytotron unit at Davis (a rotating sunlit room that follows the sun) is now in operation, and is expected to be particularly useful for plant growth experiments which benefit from intense sunlight. This 20 × 20 ft room has a roof and front face of double-pane and clear plastic panels with prismatic lower surfaces to direct sunlight downward from the roof. Photocells which trigger an electric motor cause the room to face the sun continuously, receiving strong direct sunlight from dawn to sunset.
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Temperature studies of lilies
Controlled-distribution wing for agricultural aircraft
Once-over mechanical harvesting for cucumbers
Planting dates for mechanical harvesting of cucumbers
Effects of citrus nematode—and irrigation—on nutrient concentrations in Navel orange leaves, roots
Major profit factors in dairy management