Greenhouse farming is an aspect of urban horticulture that is revolutionizing vegetable farming in the tropical regions. Overtime, greenhouse farming has proven to be a sustainable solution to overcoming the effects of climate change on open-field vegetable farming as it ensures all-season production, healthier production and higher productivity with less space and efficient use of water, nutrients and other resources as well as minimal or no use of chemical pesticides.
This book is enriched with practical information and guide and management skill that will help growers and agropreneurs avoid start-up errors, cut production cost, design formidable low-medium cost greenhouses and implement and manage greenhouse farming project.
This book was written to provide growers and agropreneurs with practical guide on greenhouse tomato and capsicum farming with consideration to low-medium cost production model, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Plant Nutrient Management (IPNM), Soil & Soilless Culture (Substrate Hydroponics) and Post-harvest Technology for Export.
Table of Contents
Peculiarities of Tropical Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Farming
Considerations for Greenhouse Farming in the Tropical Climates
Fertilizers and Nutrient Management
Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouse
Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Seed Varieties
Growing Media Management
Tomato and Capsicum Cultivation in the Tropical Greenhouses
Trellising, Pruning and Pollination
Yield and Harvesting
Post-Harvest Technology for Export of Tomato and Capsicum