Definition of Covering and Properties of Covering Materials

  • Tadashi Takakura
  • Wei Fang
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Abstract

There are many kinds of covering materials and techniques available and used in practical agriculture. It is rather difficult to distinguish one technique from another in some cases because the principle involved is the same. The following terms are used for these systems: mulchings, row covers (tunnels), floating mulches (floating row cover), rain shelters, and unheated greenhouses.

Keywords

Permeability Dust Foam Polyethylene Vinyl 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadashi Takakura
    • 1
  • Wei Fang
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Environmental StudiesNagasaki UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaiwan

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