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Adapting greenhouses for region

Kathryn Condon

Adapting greenhouses for region

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MCGILL researchers hope to further agricultural productivity in the Caribbean with the development of greenhouse technology specially suited for this part of the world.

While greenhouses generally increase productivity, high greenhouse temperatures are a real problem in the Caribbean.

One researcher recently noted: “Protective structures like greenhouses are viewed as an important way for growers to cultivate many of the crops which are currently imported.”

To address this, Dr Mark Lefsrud, associate professor of bio-resource engineering at Canada’s McGill University, and his doctoral student Lucas McCartney, have developed and patented a new greenhouse design for the tropics.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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