Surface Covering Protective VegetableNursery for Hot Arid Climate


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  • Hanuman Ram ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner 334 006, Rajasthan
  • D K Samadia ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner 334 006, Rajasthan
  • A K Verma ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner 334 006, Rajasthan
  • P S Gurjar ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner 334 006, Rajasthan

Abstract

The north-western part of India is distinct for the promotion of arid horticulture owing to vast land resources and scope for cultivation of daily-need vegetable crop plants. Tomato, chilli and brinjal are high in consumption and abundant in demand. The unavailability of quality and disease-free seedlings during the transplanting period is a big problem and results in poor harvest. Extreme high and low-temperature condition is the prime constraint for the raising of seedlings in time with common practices of nursery. In this context, ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner has developed SOP’s as a package of practices and defined as technology “Surface covering protective vegetable nursery scheme” for seedling production year-round. It is a local fabrication, simple, cost-efficient and an excellent mechanism to escape from the severity of temperature. Coat-type frames are arranged on raised beds (50-60 sq. m plot area and a pair bed of 25 × 01 m) and transparent polythene (120-200 gauge) and 40 mesh insect-proof nylon-net sheet is used to cover the structures in respect of winter and summer season sowing under hot arid climate.

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2023-09-22

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2024-02-01

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Ram, H. ., Samadia, D. K., Verma, A. K., & Gurjar, P. S. . (2024). Surface Covering Protective VegetableNursery for Hot Arid Climate. Indian Horticulture, 69(1), 26-28. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/142819