Pakistani farmers to learn more about tunnel farming

The latest tunnel technology is being introduced among progressive growers of the Punjab to grow off-season vegetables as it is impossible to grow summer vegetables without tunnels during December and January. A spokesman of the agriculture department stated that summer vegetables like cucumber, tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, pumpkin, sponge gourd, bitter gourd, vegetable marrow, red gourd, Brinjal, watermelon, musk melon could easily and successfully be grown in low, walk-in and high tunnels.

He said that the tunnel grown vegetables were covered by green fiber sheets to protect these vegetables from severe cold and frost during December and January. He recommended the vegetable growers to get proper training for tunnel farming and start nursery cultivation of tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, and Brinjal from mid September.

Source: dailytimes.co.pk


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