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Vol. 10, Special Issue 7 (2021)

Low cost protected structures for off-season vegetable production: A review

Author(s):
Palle Jayasurya, Subhrajyoti Chatterjee, Amit Biswas, M Viswanath and Anindita Roy
Abstract:
Cultivation of high value off-season vegetables under low cost protected structures has been found to be a viable technology for growing vegetables throughout the year. The crops grown in protected structures in off-season fetch higher prices in the market. Low cost protected technology like plastic low tunnels, walk in tunnels, shade net houses are used for off-season vegetable cultivation for getting high returns. Similarly insect proof net houses can also be used on a large scale for safe vegetable cultivation for minimizing the use of pesticides in vegetable cultivation and for production of virus-free seeding. Therefore to enhance income of the small and marginal farmers, off-season vegetables cultivation under low cost poly houses is found to be very economical and profitable venture. Alongside, this technology ensures availability of every kind of vegetables throughout the year which ultimately helps in nutritional security of the countrymen.
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How to cite this article:
Palle Jayasurya, Subhrajyoti Chatterjee, Amit Biswas, M Viswanath and Anindita Roy. Low cost protected structures for off-season vegetable production: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 778-783.

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