Hothouse Farm

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hothouse Farm

 

in the USSR, the section of an agricultural enterprise that raises vegetables and vegetable seedlings for subsequent planting in the open ground. Hothouse farms are usually run by a brigade, department, or division within a vegetablegrowing sovkhoz or kolkhoz. Owing to the concentration and industrialization of hothouse vegetable raising, hothouse combines are now replacing hothouse farms.

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