Greenhouses protect crops from ultraviolet sun rays, pests ⁠— Expert



A greenhouse farming expert, Mr Chuba Chukwuka, has reiterated the benefits of greenhouse farming in the protection of crops from ultraviolet sun rays and pests.

Chukwuka made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

The expert said the benefits of the greenhouse farming system was the protection of plants and crops from ultraviolet sun rays, amongst other benefits.

“The idea behind it is aimed at the limiting of ultraviolet sun rays that hit the crops and plants being cultivated.

“The most important aspect of greenhouse farming system is that it stops the ultraviolet rays that are not healthy for plants in general.

“The average greenhouse farm filters the sun that gets to the plants; so what goes to the plant is exactly what it needs from the sun. The greenhouse bounces back the rays that are not required.

“They also promotes pest control because the ground of the farm is covered with net. Insects are major challenge to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper