Benefits and damages of wind on Greenhouses
According to the fact that Greenhouses are often established in large and perhaps desert areas, the possibility of exposure of cultivated plants to strong and fast winds is great,
There are many measures that farmers must take to avoid the negative effects of wind on their plants. This is what we will explain in our article on the benefits and harms of wind on greenhouses.
The benefit of wind to plants
Wind is an element of great importance to plants.
Light winds increase the vital activity of the plant, as well as its ability to make food.
This is because it provides it with carbon dioxide, which helps it to complete the process of photosynthesis, as well as the oxygen gas needed for respiration.
In addition, it plays an important role in completing natural pollination, by carrying pollen among flowers.
The wind also reduces the humidity inside the greenhouse, which means less fungal activity.
Wind damage to greenhouses
There are some damages that winds may cause to plants, especially strong winds, for example: those winds cause the branches and leaves of plants to dry.
When you blow hard, the leaves of the plants are bent, thus compressing the air spaces inside the leaf.
Which results in the exit of air saturated with water vapor from the leaf and after its exit, new air takes its place inside the leaf, which leads to its drying.
The wind also causes the water to be withdrawn from the fruits of plants, as well as the fall and death of the new fruits.
Not only does it damage plants with their leaves, branches or fruits, but it also affects various agricultural processes and procedures.
Wind protection tips
Protected homes can also be protected from the wind through a set of measures, including:
Reinforcement above the roof of the house by means of gutters.
As well as ensuring the durability of the cover on the greenhouse plastic in the sides of the agricultural greenhouse.
Safe drainage of rainwater between greenhouses that does not lead to pooling.
You also have to make sure of the strength of the wires that carry the crop, in addition to tying the plant with strings accurately.
And if you have the ability to make windbreaks, whether industrial or agricultural, it will be very beneficial for your plants.