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Photo report: growing vanilla under greenhouses 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

Agricultural engineer (MSc) working in the greenhouse and horticulture industry. My international experiences and my knowledge allow me to work with farmers and professionals across the world to advise them.

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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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