Are your greenhouse plants often heat stressed?

Heat can have adverse effects on the productivity and growth of a plant in a greenhouse. Temperatures that are too high may not be good for some plants just as low temperatures may also not be too good for other plants as well. Extreme temperatures can cause stunted growth and poor quality in plants. When they are excessively heat stressed, plants will begin to dry up. Consequently there will be less fruit production and plants will die. Nevertheless, it is invaluable to keep track of the heat stress on plants to know at what time they need to be watered or shaded.


Extech HT30 Heat Stress Meter


Extech Heat Stress WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature) Meter considers the effects of temperature, humidity and direct sunlight rays on exposed plants. The meter’s black globe has a temperature measuring range of 0° to 80°C. This makes it possible to determine every possible growing condition for plants. With an added ability, the Extech HT30 Heat Stress WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature) Meter can download data onto a PC by means of a built-in RS-232 interface. This is indeed a great tool for monitoring greenhouse environment.


Filed under: Articles | Posted on July 24th, 2013 by Evelyn Dzekpedzi

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