Advisory ArticleKrishi Jaagran
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What is a polyhouse?
Polyhouse or a greenhouse is a house or a structure made of translucent material like glass or polyethylene where the plants grow and develop under controlled climatic conditions. The size of structure can differ from small shacks to big-size buildings as per the need. Above all, a greenhouse is a glass house whose interiors become warm when exposed to sunbeams as the house stops the greenhouse gas to leave. Therefore, when it is cold outside, the temperature inside is survival friendly and warm for the plants.
Difference between Greenhouse and Polyhouse
Polyhouse is a type of greenhouse or we can say that it is a smaller version of greenhouse, where polyethylene is used as the cover.
In developing countries like India, polyhouse farming is a popular greenhouse technology due to its low cost of construction and easy maintenance.
Lath house is one more greenhouse technology where wood is used as the cover.
Crops grown in Polyhouse
• Fruits that can be grown are Papaya, Strawberry etc.
• Vegetables that can be grown include Cabbage, Bitter Gourd, Capsicum, Radish, Cauliflower, Chili, Coriander, Onion, Spinach, Tomato etc.
• Flowers like Carnation, Gerbera, Marigold, Orchid, and Rose can also be easily grown.
Source: Krishi Jagran
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