Prepare your greenhouse for the next harvest
Why is a greenhouse important?
Greenhouses can help plants grow faster, independent of the seasons and temperature changes.
By having a greenhouse, you can determine the growing conditions of your plants and get a harvest of 2 seasons a year, or even 3 seasons a year.
Get a longer harvest cycle by extending the growth cycle of your plants. You can also regulate the temperature and light to get higher yields and higher quality.
Greenhouses can create warmer conditions, higher CO2 concentrations, and longer periods of light than outdoors.
How can we control weeds in greenhouses?
Weeds can increase our labor and reduce the nutrient content of the soil, affecting the quality of our farm products.
In addition, it interferes with the use of pesticides and affects the distribution of water. Weed control is a very important task.
Herbicides can get rid of weeds, but they are not the best way to get rid of them. Herbicides can have chemical residues that affect plant growth and the health of the soil.
Manual and mechanical weed control is a good way to be environmentally friendly, but it is costly in terms of labor and time.
If weeds could be limited to the germination stage, that would be the best way to weed. There is indeed a way to eliminate weeds from the soil surface. That is Weed Mat ground cover fabric, which is a polypropylene fabric. It blocks out the sunlight and when it covers the weeds, it blocks the growth of the weeds. Moreover, it retains moisture and nutrients in the soil.
Insect control measures for greenhouses.
Greenhouses are very warm, moist and have nutrient-rich soil. And this is what insects need and like. Greenhouses create a very suitable environment for insects.
Why are insects dangerous?
Insects are terribly powerful breeders, and they carry many viruses and bacteria.
Fortunately, we can control pests with insect screens. We need to install insect screens at the early stage of greenhouse construction to prevent insects from entering our greenhouse.
Common insect screens are classified according to the size of the mesh, and the common ones are 17 mesh, 25 mesh, 40 mesh and 50 mesh. They are used in different parts of the greenhouse. For example, windows, vents, etc. Usually we decide the size of the mesh according to the insects to be controlled.
How is the greenhouse maintained?
Our greenhouse is used every season and must be properly maintained to keep it running properly.
We have to clean our greenhouse soil and appliances regularly, and we have to place disposable materials that are used to support or hold the plants. Then pick the usable parts of the plants. After taking out the roots of the plants, the mulch and light conversion system will be checked and cleaned.
If we prepare the plants for the next season, we need to do sterilization work.
According to the nutrient analysis of the soil, fertilization is done and then the soil surface is loosened.
Further operations, such as irrigation and mulching, depend on the crops you plan.
Greenhouses offer more possibilities for growing our crops, and proper maintenance of greenhouses can guarantee us a long and profitable output.
For a more stable business, we need to do proper maintenance operations, weed control, and pest control.
These investments are appropriate and will pay off in the long run.
Be prepared for next season, now is the best time to contact us.