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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 147: Symposium on Production Planning in Glasshouse Floriculture

LINEAR PROGRAMMING: A TOOL FOR PRODUCTION PLANNING IN GLASSHOUSE FLORICULTURE

Authors:   S. Schumacher, Dr. F.C. Weston Jr
Abstract:
This paper will 1) introduce linear programming as a tool for production planning in glasshouse floriculture; 2) discuss the assumptions associated with linear programming; 3) present an example problem illustrating the objective function, constraints and solution; 4) comment on the solution procedure for the larger, general problem; 5) review advantages and limitations of LP; and 6) introduce a larger problem.
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