COPAL GFRC PANELS FOR GREENHOUSE PLANTATION
- Test done by (CIDES)
center ,information ,development, experimental,in greenhouse
in St-Hyacinthe (CIDES)
with the collaboration of Hydro-Quebec. Using Copal heating panel under tomato,
pimento and concomber plant. Report on tv at 'la Semaine Verte' august 31 2008 that you can
review on the Radio-Canada archive.
''CIDES has done many test and they find the technic to expand the vegetation season .To optimize the development of the plants , they put their feet on heat over Copal heating panels ; disseminated in the middle winter the young plants have grown rapidly''
''the test provided result from single to doubled and decreased the term of the culture''
''We have done some energetic test and we got finally a smaller energy invoice
with a diminution of 40 % ''
'' The Copal heating panel expand the number of chemical reactions in the gound and root ; thus provide a better growth of the plant and an hasty flowering ''
''Copal heating panel give an optimum condition for culture''
Compare the difference between plant over heating panel or not: Copal at the right and without heating panel at your left with artificial lamp 100 % HPS.
Looking on the height between a plant over heating panel Copal at left and a plant without heating panel with artificial 100 % HPS lamp with a normal temperature of : 23 celcius , 8 hours/day and 21 celcius at night 16 hours/day
Compare one pimento plant over heating panel Copal on the right in cold temperature thus: 20 celcius , 8 hours/day et 18 celcius night 16 hours/day and plant on the left without heating panel in a normale temperature aera : 23 celcius ,8 hours/day et 21 celcius ,night 16 hours/day.
Look to the root system of a pimento plant without heating panel in a normale temperature aera thus :23 celcius ,8 hours/day et 21 celcius ,night 16 hours/day. With artificial 100 % HPS lamp
Look to the root system of a pimento plant with Copal heating panel normale temperature aera thus: :23 celcius ,8 hours/day et 21 celcius ,night 16 hours/day. With artificial 100 % HPS lamp
Picture of pimento plant: 6 parcel in area with a cold temperature thus : 20 celcius , 8 hours/day et 18 celcius ,night 16 hours/day parcel no. 7 on the left and parcel 12 on the right thus:
- # 7 on the left without heating panel and without lamp
- # 8 with heating panel Copal and without lamp
- # 9 without heating panel and artificial lamp combine
- # 10 with heating panel Copal and with artificial lamp combine
- # 11 without heating panel and with artificial 100 % HPS lamp
- # 12 on the right with heating panel Copal and with artificial 100 % HPS lamp
Take note on the physiological difference between plants over Copal heating panel under the white foam and the other one over foam plate.
Temperature of the heating panel control at 22 celcius with an electronic thermostat with a floor sensor.
Consumption of the Copal heating panel using on the test is 12 watts/quare/meter but they can be made much higher on request. The max. wide is 4 feet by 10 feet long maximum
The heating panels are +- 1/2 inch tick. 6 pounds/square/feet. They can be made with small hole to drain water.
Programmable thermostat complete with floor sensor. thermostat can control a maximum surface of 300 square/feet, 12 watts/square/feet on 240 volts voltage on request.
All pictures of the CIDES test on 30 pages ,pdf format.
Complete CIDES report on 52 pages ,pdf format.