SHANGHAI GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION AND AGRICULTURE TOUR EXPERIENCE
The vegetable production industry has developed greatly in the last 40 years in Shanghai which includes greenhouse crop production. Prior to 1964, vegetables were grown in the open field, but since that time, vegetables have been produced under small plastic tunnel and large plastic tunnels and then expanded to multi-span glasshouse culture. Dutch-style heated glass greenhouse designs have been successfully used in vegetable culture in Shanghai, providing yield of tomato and cucumber that are up to four to six times greater than the tunnel culture. In 1990s, vegetables grown out of Shanghai began to enter the city and gradually held most of the local market, which brought about great impact on Shanghai vegetable production. Facing the requirement of improving quality and farmers income to join into WTO and to be more competitive on the market, Shanghai has began to adjust vegetable varieties, improve crop production condition, expand organic cultivation and grow pollution-free healthy vegetables. Agriculture parks have great development potential. They include protected vegetable production, tours, family leisure activities, fresh harvest experiences and promote agricultural education. At the same time Shanghai increased the scientific research programs for vegetables and improved the technology while enhancing technology support for sustainable development of Shanghai vegetable.
Zhu Weimin, , Chen Youyuan, , Yang Shaojun, and Wan Yanhui, (2008). SHANGHAI GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION AND AGRICULTURE TOUR EXPERIENCE. Acta Hortic. 797, 449-453
Shanghai, greenhouse, vegetable, experience