Year-round Vegetable Production under Simple and Movable Construction
Chen, Y. W. and H. B. Chen
Chen, Y. W. and H. B. Chen. 1991. Year-round Vegetable Production under Simple and Movable Construction. Research Bulletin of Tainan District Agricultural Improvement Station. 27:1~6.
The benefits of year-round vegetable production using simple and movable constructions including the reusage of constructions to reduce production cost, earlier harvesting of vegetables, less hazardous caused by continuous cropping and less pesticide. In this experiment, various kinds of vegetable were grown continuously throughout the year under a simple and movable construction. During the hot and humid summer season of July to October, four or five plantings and harvestings of pai-tsai, water convolvulus, and chin-kerg pai-tsai were possible in the same field covered with green net plastics. While in the cool season of fall and winter between November and February, the constructions were covered by transparent PE films for muskmelon, watermelon or cucumber production. From February to June, it can be covered with rope nets to grow bitter gourd. This cropping pattern can be continuously used for two years in same location and not showing the problems of succession cropping in comparison to traditional cultivation. The construction can be moved to a new location after two years for vegetable production of the same cropping system.
Keywords: vegetable, production, protected culture.
Accepted for publication: October 30, 1991.