I am a newcomer to this forum but have gained a lot of knowledge from the insightful posts on every topic that exist here. I thank you all for sharing your wisdom. Little bit of background on us - We are a group of professionals working in vegetable farming in the state of Telangana for the past 4 years. Recently, we have been exploring protected cultivation as a addition to our work. After a lot of research and considering the cost factors and climate of the region we have decided to go for mix of poly house and net house (with more emphasis on net house). The overall acreage of the project we are planning for protected cultivation is around 10 acres.
As a first step, we wanted to plan the crops we should go for. While the usual suspects (Capsicum, Tomato, Cucumber) are a given as being high value for protected cultivation, I wanted your suggestions on alternative crops that could be viable for protected cultivation with your experience on the same. Specifically any answers to the following questions would be greatly appreciated:
[li]List of crops that you have done in shadenet/polyhouse till date[/li]
[li]General overall experience of each crop [/li]
[li]General Cost and Revenue and Profitability of each crop[/li]
[li]Difficulty in crop management of each crop[/li]
[li]Any package of practice you might have for the crop[/li][/ol]
Also, if any of you have done shade net house or poly house production, please message me your number, I would love to talk to you for your experience.