BARI (Bangladesh); Virginia Tech, Penn State (US)
Mozammal Hoque, M. Nazimuddin, (BARI), Bahauddin Ahmed (IPM CRSP/Virginia Tech), E. Rajotte (Penn State), G. Luther (Virginia Tech)
Production of off-season vegetables using tolerant varieties will increase availability of the vegetables in the market and bring higher economic returns to farmers. Protective structures for such vegetables will reduce pest infestation, and therefore pesticide usage will be minimized and vegetables safe for consumption will be produced. This project sought to determine the potential grown of cabbage and tomato during off-seaes in the summer using heat tolerant varieites and to grow okra in the off-seas on in winter.
To determine the potential of growing cabbage and tomato during the off-season in summer using heat tolerant varieties, and to grow okra during the off-season in winter.
Okra and cabbage production during the off-season under polythene tunnel was possible, but the cost of production was not cost effective because of high costs for erecting polythene tunnels.