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Experts highlight importance of tunnel cultivation

Experts highlight importance of tunnel cultivation

FAISALABAD: The agriculture experts have advised farmers that they could mitigate their financial problems by adopting tunnel technology to grow off-season vegetables.

A spokesman for the agricultural department told APP that tunnel technology had been adopted by progressive farmers and they could earning much money with tunnel cultivation. He said it was impossible for growers to grow summer vegetables like cucumber, tomato, sweet chillies, green chillies, pumpkin, sponge gourd, bitter gourd, vegetable marrow, red gourd, brinjal, water melon, musk melon during the winter.

However, summer vegetables can be grown easily and successfully in low, walk-in and high tunnels. He said the tunnel grown vegetables were covered by green fiber sheets to protect these vegetables from severe cold and frost during the winter. With the intensive care, farmers can get early production of the summer vegetables and earn more income than seasonal vegetables.