A Shade house is a structure enclosed by agro nets or any other woven material to allow required sunlight, moisture and air to pass through the gaps. It creates an appropriate micro climate conducive to the plant growth. It is also referred as shade nethouse or nethouse.
The shade house structure should be planned taking into consideration the type of crop to be grown, locally available materials and local climatic conditions. The provision for future expansion should be there.
Two types of shade house designs have been developed at Precision Farming Development Centre, “KVK University of Agriculture and Technology”, Rajasthan. The principal advantage of these “shade nethouses” is that these structures do not require any welding at the site. Another advantage is that foundation posts have been chosen to protect these structures against termite attack. The details of these shade nethouses are mentioned below.
All material used in structure like connectors, bracket & fasteners are of hot dipped galvanized.
Low Cost Nethouse
A low cost nethouse is used in without subsidy projects.