I am a newbie to agriculture, but have gained immense interest in the subject, specifically hi tech precision farming. I have done some basic home work on the technologies available and their economics, most people I spoke to seemed to give more of a marketing gyan and overly positive feedback.
Hence, I am writing in this forum to get a neutral opinion and feedback from members. Your personal experience / expert opinions would add immense value.
I am interested in setting up a 10 acre farm in Kanceepuram / Tiruvallur districts (Periphery of Chennai) for producing vegetables(Capsicum, Cucumber, Tomato,etc) under protected cultivation methods, need inputs and advice on the following
1.) How viable is a comercial project for producing vegetables thru Poly houes / Net house
2.) What can be the net income / acre on practical and reasonable estimates
3.) Considering the climatic conditions of Tamil Nadu, is it advisable to go in for a Naturally Ventilated Poly House(NVPH) or a Shade Net House
4.) How is the yeild/acre comparable under both methods of cultivation
5.) What is the market potential for scalability of the project
Your inputs and comments would be of immense help.
Thanks in advance.