Greenhouse cucumber production: Enriching the Chinese vegetable basket

Seasonality of vegetables poses problems for both the consumers and the producers. And add to this problem of the changing climate pattern which makes food security or more precisely nutrient security a major concern worldwide. Advanced greenhouse technologies like vertical farming, hydroponics, aeroponics have been devised for the purpose. The area under greenhouse cultivation in China has grown from 9,180 ha in 1981 to 1,397,311 in 1995 and 1,963,000 in 2002.