TREND OF PROTECTED CULTIVATION FOR ADJUSTING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY IN KOREA

M.-K. KIM
National food consumption has influenced not only by wants and desires of consumers but by consumers income. As the level of national income increased rapidly, trend and pattern of food consumption have considerably changed during last two decades. The reletive consumption of animal products and vegetable crops has increased remarkably.

Especially, for the vegetables, trend and pattern of consumption have become diversified in items, equalized among regions and income bracket, whole-year-consumed and fashionized in quality. As a result, there has been a rapid change in protected cultivation area and the products of vegetable crops.

The level of technology practiced currently consists of plastic film tunnels and plastic film houses with the soil culturing systems. Recently, about 50 farms have tried to introduce hydroponic culture techniques within the protected environments such as; root floating type, Kuntan culture, water and air culture, rockwool culture and NFT.

Diffusion of high technology in protected cultivation may be potential in Korea, provided that institutional research and agribusiness level's practices are supported.

KIM, M.-K. (1988). TREND OF PROTECTED CULTIVATION FOR ADJUSTING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY IN KOREA. Acta Hortic. 230, 505-514
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.230.66
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.230.66

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