Poly house farming returns are good as poly house enables you to grow crops throughout the year irrespective of season. Also, the quality of produce is better than the open field cultivation. The yield under polyhouse or greenhouse cultivation can be achieved to the level of 4 to 8 times as compared to the open field crop cultivation.
Various research trials conducted at agro research centres that indicates that tomato (November planting) capsicum ( planted in mid September) and cucumber (planting –mid October) under poly house produced 1550 kg, 1500 kg and 1100 kg per 100 square meter. The duration of these vegetable crops were 4 to 10 months and more than 90% of total yield were obtained during off-season (during winter before the start of summer) which fetches higher market price (2-4 times than normal season price).
Further, the crop duration can be extended up to the July or August with the application of micro irrigation and fertilizers and yield can be achieved to the level of 20-25 kg / square meter. Therefore, it is possible to harvest a single crop round year with minimum additional applications and inputs and higher returns can be generated. Further Cut Flowers like Rose, Carnations, Lilly, Orchids can be grown under poly houses / Net houses giving high profits and top quality produce. This is the reason why the potential of flouriculture under protected cultivation is huge global markets.
How Much Does It Cost For Polyhouse Farming?
The cost of construction of polyhouse farming basically depends on size and shape of poly house, poly house structure (GI/ Steel or Wooden) and types of poly house (environmental controlled or naturally ventilated). The cost of bigger naturally ventilated poly house (1000 m2) ranges from Rupees.900 to 1000 per square meter whereas the environmental controlled poly houses require 2 to 3 times investments compared to previous one depending on the automation gadgets installed. The per unit area cost of construction of smaller size poly houses are more as compared to larger poly house.
Similarly the cultivation cost in larger polyhouse is significantly lower than smaller poly house. In polyhouse farming , vegetables like coloured capsicum is being grown on large scale . flowers like carnation, roses, gerbera and some other flowers are being grown in poly houses.The crop selection depends on the poly house location, nearest market and demand of produce. Polyhouse flower farming Poly house farming requires skilled monitoring and precision. It is advisable to go for it only when the family member or promoter has a close monitoring of daily activities in poly house cultivation.
When Can We Get The Initial Investment In Polyhouse Farming Back?
It is possible to get back the initial investment on poly house within a period of 4 to 5 years. If a cultivator/entrepreneurs go for poly house for nursery production of high yielding vegetable plants / Flower plants in an area where large scale vegetable/flower cultivation is done, in such situation he can get back his investment back within 2 to 3 years by providing quality planting materials to flower growers vegetable. Minimum preferred or recommended project with right economic viability and long-term sustainability is around 1 to 2 acres. The success of the Nethouse/Polyhouse Project depends on the scale extent of the project.
Polyhouse farming is 100 times better than open field farming. you can expect excellent returns in polyhouse farming.
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