The Farming Methodology

Good food starts with good farming.

At Countryside we have adopted best farming practices to ensure quality yield throughout the year. The farming technique at Countryside is a hybrid of Tunnel farming and Greenhouse farming, intended to realize the benefits offered by each methodology.

Greenhouse Farming

A greenhouse is an enclosure made of glass or plastic. A structure designed for the protection of tender or out-of-season plants against excessive cold or heat. Usually a glass- or plastic-enclosed structure with a framing of aluminum, galvanized steel, it is used for the production of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and any other plants requiring special temperature conditions. This controlled environment can be adapted to the needs of particular plants.

The basic function of a greenhouse is to protect the plants from severe climatic conditions and provide favorable environment that is required for optimal production of the crop. There are many benefits to greenhouse farming. The production in a greenhouse increases yield by threefold when compared with conventional farming. It improves the quality of the produce by at least 50%.The output is disease free and conforms to the international hygiene standards. Greenhouse production reduces the harvesting period by half and minimizes the command area optimizing land mass utilization.

There are several crops that can be grown in naturally ventilated greenhouse. By using greenhouse method to grow crops, a crop can be grown repeatedly throughout the year just by controlling carbon dioxide emission which is used by plants for photosynthesis. Different crops have different water requirements and just by controlling the temperature and humidity and by using drip irrigation, crops can be grown by using limited amounts of water. The manpower required in a greenhouse is also less when compared to open field cultivation because there is very little weeding to be done and very few pests are to be found in greenhouse farming.

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