Greenhouse and Horticulture developed techniques to adapt food crops to the right environment through breeding and selecting plants resistant to drought and to shorter production cycles and adjust to the environment surrounding the plants. Plant cultivation is influenced by various factors such as soil quality, water availability, and climatic conditions. The use of windbreaks, mulches, plant or row covers, and cold frames are part of greenhouse and horticulture. Some types of garden frames like hotbeds, heated frames may be heated by artificial means, but do not actually provide for any control of the environment. The only method of food crop production that makes use of control of the environment is greenhouse production. With the use of a greenhouse it is possible to cultivate food-producing plants in locations and at times when climatic conditions would adversely affect them or even prevent them from growing. This session discusses the latest techniques in greenhouse and horticulture.

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