Protected or greenhouse crops (i.e. those grown in glasshouses, plastic houses, and poly-tunnels) are predominantly those vegetables or ornamentals which cannot be produced economically outdoors, or which are in demand out-of-season. Typical of glasshouse vegetable crops are tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, beans and peppers. Smaller-scale businesses produce indoor and bedding plants, and are thus often linked to a nursery or garden centre.
Protected crops usually have high market value and are relatively expensive to produce, requiring specialist methods of cultivation, irrigation, ventilation, pest management andenvironmental control.
A sample of Items held in the Protected crops category
- Swamp Cypress Rust Mite (Epitrimerus taxodii)
- Brown Rot of Potato
- A threat to our woodlands, heathlands and historic gardens - Phytophthora kernoviae
- Eggplant Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis)
- Field Grown Strawberries
- 23. Genetic marker-based selection for resistance to bTB has the potential to make a significant contribution to bTB control
- Identification of Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and insects frequently mistaken for it
- Aphid parasitoids – new opportunities and challenges.
- Mushroom production - introduction
- Pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii)
There are currently no subcategories in the Protected crops section.
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