A protective structure is defined as any structure designed to modify the environment in which plants are grown. Protective structures, such as greenhouses, screen houses, and tunnels, are known worldwide as production systems for high-quality vegetable and fruit crops.
This minor revision by Shinsuke Agehara adds updated information regarding 2015 revisions to the Worker Protection Standards in the last paragraph, and removes one former author no longer affiliated with UF.
Previous version: Santos, Bielinski, Gary Vallad, and Emmanuel Torres-Quezada. 2013. “Protected Culture for Vegetable and Small Fruit Crops: Types of Structures”. EDIS 2013 (7). https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/121080.