Lath Houses and Shade Houses

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What are the uses of lath houses in propagation?

Lath houses are used in conjunction with the hardening off and acclimatization of liner plants prior to transplanting and for maintenance of shade requiring plants.

What are the benefits of lath houses for container-grown plants?

Lath houses provide outdoor shade, protect plants from high temperature and light irradiance, reduce moisture stress, and reduce the moisture requirement of plants.

What are the advantages of using lath houses in mild climates?

In mild climates, lath houses can be used for propagation along with a mist facility and can serve as overwintering structures for liner plants.

What materials can be used to construct lath houses?

Lath houses can be constructed with various materials, including aluminum prefabricated structures and wooden structures.

What types of coverings are commonly used for lath houses?

Most lath houses are covered with high density woven plastic materials such as saran, polypropylene fabric, and UV-treated polyethylene shade cloth, which come in varying shade percentages and colors.

What is the main difference between horticulture and agriculture?

Horticulture involves the cultivation of plants in gardens or greenhouses, while agriculture involves field-scale production of crops.

What does horticulture involve?

The cultivation of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers, seaweeds, and non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants.

What tools are commonly used in horticulture?

Digging sticks, hoes, and carrying baskets.

How is agriculture viewed by anthropologists?

As a more intensive strategy involving the use of plowing, animal traction, and complex techniques of irrigation and soil management.

What other activities are included in horticulture?

Plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture, ornamental trees and lawns.

Test your knowledge on lath houses and shade houses with this quiz! Learn about their uses, benefits, and how they protect plants from high temperatures and excessive light. Perfect for gardening enthusiasts and plant lovers!

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