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Hydroponic tomatoes may become tastier than ones grown outside

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According scientists who specialize in growing food in hydroponic greenhouses, some tomatoes bred for the indoors are now just as flavourful as the ones grown outdoors in perfect summer conditions. "Heirloom tomatoes [are] full of flavour and taste and colour and nutritional value," says Gene Giacomelli, who directs the Controlled ...

Russia produced 615 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables in 2013

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As per official website of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the country produced approx. 615 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables in 2013. It is a 6.5% increase compared to 2012, when volume of greenhouse vegetables production amounted to approx. 577 thousand tons. According to the association "Greenhouses ...

Urdu Book on Tunnel Farming (Part:2)

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By Sajid Iqbal Sandhu Hope you have liked the part.1 of this Urdu book on Tunnel farming in Pakistan. Here I'm going to publish the second part, I do hope that you are gonna like it too.

Urdu Book on Tunnel Farming (Part:1)

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By Sajid Iqbal Sandhu During the last decades the area of vegetable crops grown indoors i.e. cucumber, tomato and sweet paper has been expanded rapidly near the big cities in Pakistan, especially in  Punjab province. And the quest for knowlege about this modern farming technique has also increased equally with ...

Production of Summer Vegetables in Winter under Naturally Heated Plastic Tunnels (Part.2: Climatic requirements, Seedling raising & Transplantation)

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By Sajid Iqbal Sandhu, Green Circle of Pakistan i) CLIMATIC REQUIREMENTS: Plant growth and fruit production of tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet pepper is directly related to the environmental factors such as light, relative humidity, temperature, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients. A low level (excess level can also occur) of any ...

PRODUCTION OF SUMMER VEGETABLES IN WINTER UNDER NATURALLY HEATED PLASTIC TUNNELS (Part.1: Introduction & Cultural requirements/practices)

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By Sajid Iqbal Sandhu, Green Circle of Pakistan INTRODUCTION:  During the last decades the area of crops grown indoors i.e. cucumber, tomato and sweet paper has been expanded rapidly near the big cities of Punjab. Environment of the Punjab allow using many simple plastic tunnels for successful indoor vegetables production. Tunnels ...

Storing water on top of greenhouses to reduce flooding

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Westland, The Netherlands, the largest continuous glass greenhouse area in Europe, has been having problems with flooding for years. A consulting and engineering company called DHV was commissioned by the Westland municipality and the Delfland Water Board to conduct a study on storing water on top of greenhouses. DHV developed, ...

Black Pepper production in Pakistan (In open field & Under high tunnels)

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By Sajid Iqbal Sandhu & Subramaniam Saravana Pragash Black pepper is popularly known as the “king of spices” and mainly cultivated in the southern parts of India, Srilanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. In Pakistan, it can be produced in open field and under high tunnels. 1. Production in Open field: Climatic Requirements: Being ...

ABC of Tunnel Farming in Pakistan

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By Muhammed Kashif Introduction: Growing out-of- season crops in controlled atmosphere inside polythene tunnels is called Tunnel Farming. In Pakistan, this kind of farming is normally adopted for off-season cultivation of summer vegetables. As it is not possible to grow summer vegetable in open fields from December to February due ...

Increasing trend of Tunnel farming among Sialkot farmers

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Tunnel farming for vegetable production is becoming popular among farmers in Sialkot district. A large number of farmers have adopted tunnel farming on their own. The technology has infused a new spirit among growers for bringing about revolutionary changes to the agriculture sector enabling growers to produce off-season vegetables.
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