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
- Emerging viroid threats to UK tomato production
- Case Study No. 3: Climate change series; Focus on energy management 2
- 1558: The rise of indoor cropping
- South American tomato moth (Tuta absoluta)
- Protected Strawberry Production
- Novel methods of rearing for biological control: the power of mite against mite
- Bemisia tabaci – the tobacco whitefly (also known as the silverleaf or sweet potato whitefly)
- Optimizing field margins for biocontrol services: The relative role of aphid abundance, annual floral resources, and overwinter habitat in enhancing aphid natural enemies
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Horticultural Systems - an introduction
There are currently no subcategories in the Protected crops section.
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