farmer preparing sunken nursery bed

Sunken beds reduce frost losses, irrigation costs

Farmers living in frost-prone areas can reduce losses due to dehydration by growing susceptible crops in sunken seedbeds, whose soil is warmer than the surface. Apart from reducing the amount of water required for irrigation, the sunken seedbeds also help in protecting crops such as peas, beans, dolichos, French beans among, others against harsh weather. …

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