Polyhouse Farming

 Perils of the current agricultural practices

Agriculture has always been dependent on various factors for it to yield the optimum rewards. Particularly in India, we have always been at the mercy of the rain gods. Unfavorable factors are accentuated due to the fact that the traditional Indian farmer doesn’t have the knowhow to maximize productivity.  In the current scenario agriculture is riddled with even more problems due to the following dangers.

  1. Climatic Instability
  2. Decline of Soil Quality/Agricultural Productivity
  3. Financial strain on farmers

What is the way out?

To combat the difficulties listed above, many different avenues have been opened and this has increased the profitability of crop culture considerably. One such new found crop culture methodology is the usage of polyhouse/greenhouse cultivation technology that is being hailed as a trustworthy solution to these crippling problems. The arrangement houses the crops to be cultivated within a polyethylene tunnel that is usually semicircular or square in shape. It is a type of protective cultivation technology in that it protects the crops from harsh natural exposures which might be unsuitable for crop cultivation. Numerous hostile external threats like extreme temperatures, torrential rainfall, hail storms etc. can be avoided by the usage of such a protective mechanism for crop cultivation. It also protects the crops from manifold other threats posed by insects,pests or the surrounding wildlife including birds or small animals. The benefit of this arrangement is that it provides an artificially controllable and suitable micro climate within the cropping zone which is extremely beneficial for better plant growth and productivity. Special arrangements can be made for minutely controlling varied climatic factors like humidity, temperature, solar exposure etc. that are attuned to the requirement of crops for an ideal growth and crop productivity.

The polyhouse is a unique combination of technologies that can reduce the costs incurred due to fertilizers and also decrease labour costs. In fact, from our experience in this field we have also seen that irrigation costs go down as the water does not evaporate inside a polyhouse at the same rate as outside. This method is proven to make farmers financially enriched from cropping. The special benefits proffered by this technology allow the farmers to produce hi-value crops like production of different exotic and off season vegetables, flowers and fruits. Further, these techniques can also be used in nurseries to grow  seedlings/saplings of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. It is highly relevant to the Indian conditions today due to the intricacies of the agro-climatic conditions of the country.

Structural Composition

The polyhouse/greenhouse is made with a Galvanized Iron structure and covered with a transparent/translucent U.V. stabilized poly film. For our clients we also allow the option of a low cost poly house which can be made by using bamboo or wood. Different designs have evolved to suit different environments and customer preferences.

The Government of India is backing these methods of farming

The Indian Government provides a huge amount of subsidy to all firms employing this technology in their farm endeavors as the concept of protected farming through polyhouse/greenhouse has been accepted as a “Farmer Friendly Technology” worldwide. In the coming years as India steps up it’s environmental sustainability goals, we believe that these methods of farming will gain even more importance and as an early adopter we will help you to reap the benefits of this revolution in farming.

The many advantages of greenhouses

The benefits of using polyhouses/greenhouses are manifold. Some of those are listed below.

  1. It increases the scope of farming and allows you to grow off-season and exotic vegetables. We have also shown that hi-value flower production is possible with this method.
  2. Our experience suggests that the yield of greenhouse cultivation tends to be about 5 to 10 times higher than that of open air cultivation.
  3. Minimization of hydration costs and reduction of input requirements like compost, chemicals, pesticides and labour.
  4. Quick and efficient pest management and near elimination of crop diseases can be achieved by adopting this farming technique.

Call us today to revolutionize your farming strategy with a polyhouse for your farm!

We have competent and highly experienced teams which will oversee every aspect of this process from erection of the polyhouses in your farms to the management and cultivation of crops. We offer our services in all parts of the country and can provide cultivation know-how, feasibility study reports, market information and preparation of DPR and LOI to avail loan and subsidy. Contact us today and our representatives will guide you thorough every step of the way.