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Growing vanilla in a greenhouse system in Tahiti

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Hydroponic system to grow vanilla under plasti greenhouse. Source photos = Corenthin Chassouant

Photo credits: personal photos taken by Corenthin (Félix) Chassouant

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Corenthin Chassouant

As an agricultural engineer with over 10 years of experience working for greenhouse manufacturers worldwide and holding a Master's degree (MSc), I specialize in the greenhouse and horticulture sector. Leveraging my international background and extensive knowledge, I collaborate effectively with farmers and industry professionals around the world, providing them with expert advice and guidance.

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    • Dear Celine,

      The growers are using volcanic rocks on the ground to dry the air avoiding also water accumulation on the floor.

      Moreover, the greenhouse size (large volume) and passive ventilation on the roof help to renew the air extracting out the excess humidity. In fact, this system creates optimal growing conditions for hydroponic vanilla cultivation. There are much less risks of fungi cultivation.

      The main issue I have seen in French Polynesia (Tahiti) was more the mealybug contamination… but a proper IPM strategy will be the best preventive / curative options.

      Thank you,


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