Light distribution and canopy structure in greenhouse muskmelon Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: Light distribution, canopy structure, and yield were studied in vertically grown greenhouse'Galia'melon. Plants were at three densities and two levels of irrigation water salinity, topped to fixed numbers of leaves, and allowed one fruit. The objectives were to determine whether productivity is light limited, to characterize the light environment in the canopy, and to parameterize canopy structure. Light distribution outside and inside the greenhouse on a clear day, measured with the LAI2000, showed that direct beam …

publication date

  • February 21, 1999