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Transplant Production Systems

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Transplant Production Systems, Yokohama, Japan, 21–26 July 1992

  • K. Kurata
  • T. Kozai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Royal D. Heins, Nathan Lange, Thomas F. Wallace Jr.
    Pages 45-64
  3. Y. Hashimoto, H. Nonami
    Pages 117-136
  4. Irwin Y. E. Chu
    Pages 137-150
  5. J. Aitken-Christie, M. Connett
    Pages 163-194
  6. T. Hirosawa
    Pages 195-211
  7. R. R. Williams
    Pages 213-229
  8. T. Kozai, K. Fujiwara, M. Hayashi, J. Aitken-Christie
    Pages 247-282
  9. Kenji Kurata
    Pages 313-329
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book

Introduction

As biotechnology produces an unprecedented number of new plantvarieties, automated transplant production systems offer the means for their large-scale introduction via a rapid, efficient and economic method. As labour costs increase, so will automated systems assume even greater importance. Reforestation and afforestation projects, anti-des-ertification plantings and an increasing demand for urban greenery also create enormous demands for the mass production of high quality transplants, in addition to the commercial needs of the agriculture industry.
The application of engineering techniques to modern micropropagation techniques and plant production means that many tasks can be automated, especially physical manipulation and close control of the microenvironment.
This volume provides overviews of the main con-cepts -- plug seedling production, micropropagation, robotization, model development, measurement and environmental control -- with an emphasis on practical considerations. Examples are drawn from flower, vegetable and forest tree species to show how disciplines such as robotics and image analysis have a part to play in plant production.

Keywords

Flora biotechnology forest forest trees mineral nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Kurata
    • 1
  • T. Kozai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EngineeringUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of HorticultureChiba UniversityMatsudo, ChibaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2785-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-1797-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2785-1
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