Building a greenhouse grower’s toolkit: Infrared thermometers.DOWNLOAD FILE
February 5, 2018 - Author: W. Garrett Owen
When you think of a greenhouse grower’s toolkit, what do you imagine? Do you think of instruments, data loggers, or meters to measure and monitor air, substrate, and plant temperatures, as well as light intensity, carbon dioxide (CO2 ), substrate pH, and electrical conductivity (EC)? If the answer is yes, you’re on the right track. If not, this five-part article series will explain the importance of establishing a greenhouse grower toolkit with instruments that will assist you in measuring and monitoring the greenhouse environment, maintaining crop health, and making informed decisions based on data. In this first article, we will discuss the importance of having a hand-held infrared (IR) thermometer in your toolkit.