Resilient greenhouses

Climate change is having devastating effects on agriculture in many areas of the world. The best known damage is linked to long periods of drought both in areas traditionally affected by the phenomenon and in areas that were foreign to it. Equally serious and increasingly frequent is the phenomenon of sudden floods caused by the so-called “water bombs” that have also affected our country several times over the last decade, causing victims and material damage both in urban centers and in the countryside.

From these considerations comes the need to create a “resilient” greenhouse that will have a dual function:
a) study and test seeds and selected plants of different types under extreme conditions, artificially created, to identify the most suitable species for arid, humid climates, temperature changes, strong winds, hailstorms, frosts, etc.
b) build a resilient greenhouse prototype, equipped with special sensors, connected to a computer with specially designed programs, which can be distributed in our region and beyond.

The project therefore envisages the construction of a bioclimatic greenhouse suitable for experimentation, equipped with all the technologies for the evaluation of the productive responses of seeds and tree species in environments that change in the face of the variability of climatic parameters at the local level. The parameters at the local level are defined on the basis of general forecast data at the global level. The structure of the greenhouse will be 12 × 8 m in size and will be made of aluminium and glass of suitable thickness and treatments mounted on a cement platform.