A hoop house is technically a tunnel made of polyethylene, usually semi-circular, square or elongated in shape. The interior heats up because incoming solar radiation from the sun warms plants, soil, and other things inside the building faster than heat can escape.
There is a great demand of vegetables all year round. Prices are at the highest at the start and end of the season. Farmers can get high returns on different crops if modern techniques are applied to grow off-season crops in Pakistan. Vegetables & fruits can be cultivated in off-season, with introduction of techniques like tunnel technology, in which temperature and moisture is controlled for growth of crops in specific conditions. The production of vegetables all-round the year, enables the technically competent growers of fruits & vegetables to fully utilize their resources and achieve higher income as compared to traditional crops.
There are three different types of “Tunnel Structures” that are used in Pakistan to grow off season vegetables & fruits. This article provides detail guides, requirements & procedures to start tunnel farming in Pakistan: