28th August, 2020
Greenhouses have been around for a long long time. The one in the picture above was built in 1844 in London and the Lyman Estate ones in Boston in 1798. In the 350 years since, greenhouses have come a long way. So much so, that greenhouse cultivation is one of the biggest reason behind Netherlands catapulting itself to the second largest exporter of food in the world.
The governments all over the world recognize the need to increase area under greenhouses through various subsidies and incentives – the farmers too are aware of the productivity gains that come with this cultivation form. Yet, in many nations, farmers have shied away from investing in greenhouses. India for example, puts up less than 5000 acres of greenhouses every year, despite heavy subsidies & incentives by the government.
The problem like most other forms of agriculture lies in a piecemeal implementation of the solutions. For a greenhouse cultivation to succeed – selection of right seeds & crop inputs, micro climate control, nutrition control and pest pre-emption & control all have to succeed. While there are bunch of solutions available for each of these issues, specificity, selection & timing are important but all the more confusing at the same time.
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