Sedat Karaman, Serkan Yazarel, Zeki Gokalp
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In this study, information is given about the automation applications that have become widespread in greenhouses these days. Technological developments such as sensors, softwares, microcontrollers, cameras, artificial intelligence applications etc. used in automation systems in the greenhouse sector give hope for the future of the greenhouse sector. Although the initial investment costs of automation systems are high; with the introduction of these technologies to the greenhouse sector, savings in labor costs, spraying, fertilization, time and overhead costs are reduced, thus reducing producer costs. In order to prevent unnecessary pesticide use and to meet the needs of the product in the right time at the right quantity, the purchase of products with high market value can be realized. Heating, ventilation, spraying, fertilization, frost protection systems are used in greenhouses. In addition, while harvesting and packaging of products, these applications, which are open to personal errors and wanting high working hours, can conveniently be implemented with the use of automation systems. Nowadays, the interest of the greenhouse industry is drawn on automation systems.