Argentina: Greenhouses for vegetable growing being built

The Ministry of Production and the town of Isla del Cerrito, Argentina, are building eight greenhouses, initially for the growing of vegetables, but later also for alternative crops, such as aubergines, green beans and summer squash.

The infrastructure being set up will have irrigation equipment. The project also takes into account the training of personnel for the daily operations of the greenhouses.

Local labourers are being used for the construction, which is being managed and coordinated by the engineer Esteban Werteño, technician at the Agricultural Directorate from the province's Ministry of Production.

Eight greenhouses are being built with a surface of 7 x 24 metres, on a site located on the banks of the river Guascarita, in the town of Isla del Cerrito.

Work will start next month with the leaf crops, that is, lettuce, spinach, scallions and other varieties. In February, tomatoes and peppers will be introduced, with a density of 420 seedlings for every 168 m2.

The same density will be used in both cases, which gives an average performance of 3 kilos of peppers during their entire cycle and 15 to 20 kilos for each tomato plant. 

In addition to the greenhouses, shade nettings of the same size will also be built. The project also considered the planting of fruit trees, as the land is ideal for the growing of various species.

Source: Datachaco

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