What is open cultivation?
The most adopted method by the farmers is open cultivation. As most of the farmers cultivate in open fields so it has its own challenges but still due to its advantages like ease to go with, most of the farmers use the method. Not only this, even the farmers have to cope up with the climate change, fluctuation in nature, pests, insect and disease attacks, soil erosion and many more other things. So open cultivation takes lots of effort but is easy and affordable.
Advantages of open field cultivation:
- It helps to get a much large harvest in small scale production.
- It is practiced by preparing seeds and soil organically.
- It does not give much superior income.
- It is easily adopted and does not much of its efforts.
What is polyhouse cultivation?
Cultivation requires protected areas and that is why polyhouse cultivation is the most protected farming in agriculture. It has a structure that is formed in a way that supports protection. The cover of its structure is made from polyethylene plastic. It helps to cultivate the crops of higher yield. It is used for the cultivation of strawberry, cucumber, tomato, cabbage and many more. so now let us see the advantages of using such cultivation.
Advantages of polyhouse cultivation:
- It ensures an increase in the production of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
- It helps to maintain the color and quality of the crops natural.
- It also helps to protect the crops from outer animals and birds.
- In it, you can grow crops throughout the whole year.
- It prevents the crops from getting damaged by pests and insects.
- It has good drainage and aeration.
- It helps to increase the yield by 5 or 10 times.
Difference between polyhouse and open cultivation
So here are some basic differences between polyhouse and open cultivation. So let us discuss them and know the real facts behind each one of them.
- Crops grown in open cultivation are exposed to pests and insects whereas in polyhouse cultivation it is covered with mesh screens to keep most of these insects and diseases away.
- In polyhouse cultivation, crops are protected from the seasonal changes whereas it is not the same in open cultivation.
- It gives higher-yielding compared to the open cultivation.
- Weeds management in polyhouse is easier as compared to the open cultivation.
- Polyhouse has minimum water wastage as compared to the open cultivation.
- The quality and color of the crops are maintained in the polyhouse cultivation but not in open cultivation.
- Polyhouse does not require many efforts and is protected from the outer environment.
So it concludes that polyhouse cultivation is far better than open cultivation. In the polyhouse cultivation, crops are protected from the harsh environment and thus this is what all we want. Also, it does not require many efforts and it can be easily practiced.