6. Impact of innovations on technical efficiency of soft fruits production

Author: Dobri Dunchev, Dimo Atanasov


This research is focusing on the efficient use of different technological innovations in greenhouse production of soft fruits in the United Kingdom. Variety of sensors measuring the temperature of water and air, controllers of microclimate, irrigation and fertigation technologies etc. is described and analyzed. Results show that innovations could improve the efficiency of water and nutrients use, contribute to higher yields and lower negative impact on the environment, influence positively on the humane health.

Keywords: innovations, technologies, productivity, technical efficiency