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Understanding The Importance of Greenhouse Ventilation

Climate change is real, and everyone is witnessing the disastrous impact on our regular lives. Our livestock are not able to handle the heat and often die because of overheating. Agricultural yields have reduced with the temperature rise, and there is never enough food in a region. Importing costs are high, and ultimately basic food resources are becoming unaffordable for common people with limited means. Only those with a better standard of living and higher income sources can afford good food and often that is also not so fresh or nutrient-rich.

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When growing regular produce is seemingly a utopian task for most farmers, there is a blessing in the form of greenhouses that can regulate the climate to optimum growing conditions for various plants. Using a greenhouse ventilation system, one can let out excessive heat, and using shade curtains can even block light when it gets unbearable for the plant’s generic endurance level. These greenhouses are like little or sometimes large havens for plants that are built with transparent sheets of glass. The structure often varies depending on the purpose, budget, and available resources.

As people are emphasizing clean diets with less processed foods and more farm-to-fork meals, there is a growing need for fresh food. With less arable land and more demand, the supply chain can be pretty skewed, unless greenhouses are used to enhance the produce yields. While commissioning a greenhouse, care has to be taken to keep a functionally suitable ventilation system. Here are some pointers for the vents in a greenhouse:

Ventilation Helps In Climate Regulation

The primary reason for investing in a greenhouse is to provide a climate-controlled unit to grow the produce. In modern greenhouses, automated vents move up and down to let the hot air trapped in the greenhouse go outside. There is no risk of wilt or rot due to extreme humidity when hot air is not built up around the plants. Thereby plants can go about doing what they are good at, and that is nourishing us. In this manner, vents are useful for keeping the plants cool and comfortable.

Automated Ceiling Fans

There should not be a difference of more than two degrees inside a greenhouse for good plant growth. However, in large establishments that have vertical gardening, it is not possible to maintain the temperature without sensors and automated high-ceiling fans that are switched on once the temperature reaches barrier levels.


Condensation is the result of transpiration. In natural conditions due to evaporation, the droplets don’t condense or cause the perfect pitch for fungal attack. Dehumidifiers are used to tackle this problem. Once the moisture meter reading is above the desirable level, these devices are switched on to evaporate the excess moisture.

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Greenhouses overall are a good investment as they help farmers with good ROI. But this is possible only when the setup is holistically planned out. It is advisable to consult experts in this area to help you set up a fully functional greenhouse.

John Mali Director of Media Relations

Director of Media Relations at AboutBoulder.com


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