chapter  2
22 Pages

Performance of Sweet Pepper Under Low Tunnel Technology

WithA. S. Lodhi, Arun Kaushal, Kamal G. Singh

Capsicum (Capsicum annuum L. var. grossum) or sweet pepper is one of the most popular and high value vegetable crops grown for around the world. High demand of fresh vegetables generate domestic and export market throughout the year. However, due to unfavorable climatic conditions, there is a flood of vegetables in the season and very high priced vegetables in offseason. Vegetables can be cultivated in off-season, with the introduction of green houses, low and high poly tunnel technology, in which temperature and moisture are controlled for specific growth of vegetables. The production of vegetables all around the year enables the growers to fully use the resources and supplement income from vegetable growing as compared to other normal agricultural crops.