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Montero, J. I.; Baeza, E.; Lopez, J. C. & Kacira, M.

INTRODUCTION: The energy crisis in the 1970s may be considered the main reason for the development of Mediterranean horticulture. As energy prices rose, the greenhouse surface area remained stable or decreased in countries with low winter temperatures, while it increased significantly in areas where heating requirements were much lower. Mediterranean horticulture benefited from the availability of abundant autumn and winter light and from the mild winter conditions resulting from the proximity of the growing areas to the sea (Castilla and Hernández, 2005)...

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FAO PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION PAPER, no. 217

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Greenhouse design and covering materials

Montero, J. I.; Baeza, E.; Lopez, J. C. & Kacira, M.

Greenhouse design and covering materials

INTRODUCTION: The energy crisis in the 1970s may be considered the main reason for the development of Mediterranean horticulture. As energy prices rose, the greenhouse surface area remained stable or decreased in countries with low winter temperatures, while it increased significantly in areas where heating requirements were much lower. Mediterranean horticulture benefited from the availability of abundant autumn and winter light and from the mild winter conditions resulting from the proximity of the growing areas to the sea (Castilla and Hernández, 2005)...

Chapter 3

FAO PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION PAPER, no. 217

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