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Farmers advised to grow off-season vegetables.

FAISALABAD:The agriculture experts have advised the farmers to adopt tunnel technology for growing off-season vegetables.

A spokesman of the Agricultural Department told APP here on Tuesday that tunnel technology had been adopted by progressive farmers and they were earning much money with tunnel cultivation.

He said that it was impossible for the growers to grow summer vegetables like cucumber, tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, pumpkin, sponge gourd, bitter gourd, vegetable marrow, red gourd, Brinjal, water melon, musk melon manually during the winter. However, the summer vegetables can be grown easily and successfully in low, walk-in and high tunnels.

He said that 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, the farmers can get early production of the summer vegetables and earn more income than seasonal vegetables.

He recommended the vegetable growers to get proper training of tunnel farming. Well fertile loamy soils having better drainage were best for the cultivation of these vegetables, he added.

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Date:Oct 31, 2018
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