Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Biorenewable Resources and Technology, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Center for Crops Utilization Research

Document Type

Article

Conference

2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting

First Page

1701181

DOI

10.13031/aim.201701181

Conference Date

July 16-19, 2017

City

Spokane, WA

Abstract

In the attempt to reduce the capital cost of a metal polyhouse, the bamboo polyhouse was designed and constructed for vegetable production suitable for the hot and humid climate. The economic analysis (EA) of the bamboo polyhosue was performed for tomato production and results were compared with the similar but hypothetical galvanized iron (GI) polyhosue. Further, the environmental impact analysis (EIA) was carried out on the both bamboo and GI polyhouses limited to the construction of the polyhouses. The initial/construction cost of bamboo polyhouse was found about 72% of the GI polyhouse. The BC ratios of GI and bamboo polyhosues, if used for tomato production, were respectively observed as 1.92 and 1.67. The GWP indicators of the bamboo and G.I. greenhouses were found respectively 5 kg CO2 eq./m2 and 26.9 kg CO2 eq./ m2 of the polyhouse area. In summary, so far as the construction of both polyhouses was concerned, the bamboo polyhouse was about 28% cheaper and much environment-friendly over GI/metal polyhouse.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Jadhav, H. T. and K. A. Rosentrater. 2017. Economic and environmental impact analysis of vegetable production in bamboo polyhouse vs. galvanized iron pipe polyhouse. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Spokane, WA, July 16-19, 2017. doi:10.13031/aim.201701181. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ASABE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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