Green House Farming in Sindhudurg Region

Dear Friends,

I am interested to install green house in my farm for 4-5 guntas to cultivate Capsicum.

I have few queries,

1.What will be the green house total cost for 4-5 guntas and what will be the subsidy applicable in Maharashtra?

2.If subsidy applicable what will be the minimum area green house we need to install?

3.Is there any better option other than Capsicum (Coloured) as it’s as itt’s a seasoned vegetable. I am thinking of flowers too (which is more productive)?

Thank you.
Email ID : ashish.karekar7@gmail.com

Hello,

Mahalaxmi Domes is the manufacturers & suppliers of geodesic dome kits for any size.

http://mahadomes.blogspot.in/

To be a talk of your town, you should get one. Please go through our blog.

I propose to use our new design - made out of bamboo, metal & insect screen. You can choose different material for cover from the options available.

http://mahadomes.blogspot.in/2012/08/geodesic-dome-available-cover-material.html

Kindly contact us if you are interesting to buy. You will be the first proud owner of Bamboo Geodesic Dome.

Thanks,

-Mahadomes

what are the advantages of this vis-a-vis conventional naturally ventilated polyhouses (using steel or bamboo), what is the cost difference, any other differences, maintananece overheads? do you have any existing client testimonials

do these qualify for nabard subsidy?

regards,
Brijesh

what are the advantages of this vis-a-vis conventional naturally ventilated polyhouses (using steel or bamboo)?
Geodesic domes are cost effective and energy efficient
Geodesic domes are the only man-made structure that gets proportionally stronger as size increases.
Geodesic domes are lighter, require fewer materials, are more efficient, are structurally more sound, and are more cost effective
Geodesic domes can withstand hurricanes and other storms with far greater success than traditional homes
Geodesic domes  are easy and efficient installation because they are of a modular prefab construction
Geodesic domes have unique aesthetics (looks), one will certainly become talk of town!!

We find there is a need to extend the advantages of Geodesic domes by making those using bamboo. Bamboo is naturally strong & very cheap compared to steel.

What is the cost difference, any other differences, maintananece overheads?
15Feet Dia bamboo dome will cost around 15-25K depending on dome configuration. Maintenance overheads will be same as any village house with roof of shingles & bamboo structure below it.
do you have any existing client testimonials?
No. This will be first of it’s kind. We haven’t found something like this on internet, either.
do these qualify for nabard subsidy?
I will have to check that. But it’s just another greenhouse shelter so nabard will not object. Plus it is cheap.

http://mahadomes.blogspot.in/2012/08/advantages-of-geodesic-dome.html

thank you for the replies however we will need to put this in perspective of the existing green house structures / polyhouses for the benefit of all, the biggest issue in protected cultivation in india is the high investment at start up for the green house amongst other things

we already have a low cost nvph option i.e. edke’s bamboo based polyhouse which seems to cost upto 50% less than conventional polyhouses

do you think the geodesic structure is optimal for greenhouses or for low cost housing?

as you say a 15 ft diameter bamboo dome will cost around 35k, so keeping this in view can you shed light on the following

  1. what is the covering material (poly sheets like conventional polyhouses / greenhouses)

  2. what is the equivalent of this for a normal polyhouse in terms of area, this will give us an idea about the planting density differences and actual space availability

  3. ventilation features, option to add fan/pad etc?

basically if i want to construct a polyhouse for lets say growing flowers or capsicum and I am looking at 500sq mtr, i seem to have three options now

  1. normal green house (500 sq mt area)
  2. bamboo polyhouse (edke 500 sq mt area)
  3. geodesic bamboo ([color=red]area?[/color])

so I am assuming option 3 will be the cheapest, however will the performance be similar, better or worse than options 1 or 2?

and what is the ease of adding automation (fan, pad, misters, ventilation etc) , i think it is pretty alright in 1 or 2

on your website, i saw that preferred covering material for a geodesic green house was [color=red]polycarbonate[/color], isnt that very expensive?

i am sure this is a good option and perhaps an alternative for farmers and others on the forum who are looking for a cost effective and production efficent option than what is available currently so please do not take offence to the queries

would you be will to do a field trail if we can get a progressive farmer involved from the forum?

kind regards,
Brijesh

do you think the geodesic structure is optimal for greenhouses or for low cost housing? It’s the strongest architectural shape known to man. Dome uses less material to cover same area than any conventional shape of building.
1. what is the covering material (poly sheets like conventional polyhouses / greenhouses) Dome can have any material of your choice. We have to make changes in design to be able to install that cover & to bear the weight of the cover.

2. what is the equivalent of this for a normal polyhouse in terms of area, this will give us an idea about the planting density differences and actual space availability Domes can be built of any size.

3. ventilation features, option to add fan/pad etc? All possible with domes.

[b][i]basically if i want to construct a polyhouse for lets say growing flowers or capsicum and I am looking at 500sq mtr, i seem to have three options now

  1. normal green house (500 sq mt area)
  2. bamboo polyhouse (edke 500 sq mt area)
  3. geodesic bamboo (area?)[/i][/b] 500 Sq meter area possible. That’s approx. 12.5meter radius dome.

so I am assuming option 3 will be the cheapest, however will the performance be similar, better or worse than options 1 or 2? Domes are the most energy efficient structures.

and what is the ease of adding automation (fan, pad, misters, ventilation etc) , i think it is pretty alright in 1 or 2 All possible.

on your website, i saw that preferred covering material for a geodesic green house was polycarbonate, isnt that very expensive? We let our customers to choose the cover. It is just a suggestion.
would you be will to do a field trail if we can get a progressive farmer involved from the forum? I’m already talking with local farmers to do the field trail.

Thanks,
Mahadomes
http://mahadomes.blogspot.in/