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What Is Protected Horticulture?

Touch the Soil News #571 The term protected means protected from the elements. Protected horticulture has been primarily employed in greenhouse settings, but can also be in buildings hosting vertical agriculture or other forms of protecting crops from the elements. The advantage of protected horticulture is that it can produce food continually, provided there are water, light and plant nutrients. While it has not captured the attention of the American public, a food-production revolution is going on in Mexico – It is called protective vegetable farming. In the year 2000, Mexico had already established itself as a leader in protected vegetable production with about 1,950 acres under greenhouse cover. Fast…

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