Growing in High Tunnels

An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky

An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky

Long before the term “sustainable” became a household word, farmers were implementing sustainable practices in the form of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. IPM uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental

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Sustainable Blackberries & Raspberries Growers Workbook

Sustainable Blackberries & Raspberries Growers Workbook

The production of raspberries and blackberries in Arkansas is growing as more consumers demand a local supply of fresh, high quality fruit. Demand for these fresh berries still typically exceeds supply in much of the state particularly early and late in the production season. Commercial production with

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Managing Stress in High Tunnels: Shade Cloth

Managing Stress in High Tunnels: Shade Cloth

The early onset of high temperatures in June has kept us on our toes as we manage our high tunnel production systems at the ISU Horticulture Research Station. While high tunnels bring many benefits to high value crop production, including season extension and increased produce quality, we

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Winter Spinach Production in High Tunnels, 2014 – 2016

Winter Spinach Production in High Tunnels, 2014 – 2016

Spinach is a suitable crop for winter production in New Hampshire due to its ability to continue producing saleable leaves at very low-temperatures.  Fall transplants into high tunnels can result in winter-long harvests and significant spring yields, providing an avenue for growers to meet strong consumer demand

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UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels. The new research, which was funded by the NH Agricultural

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2015 Evaluation of Determinate Tomato Varieties for High Tunnel Production in Kansas

2015 Evaluation of Determinate Tomato Varieties for High Tunnel Production in Kansas

High tunnel (hoop house) production of vegetables has become very common in Kansas as they protect the crop from wind and storm damage in addition to providing season extension. We conducted a variety trial of determinate hybrid tomatoes grown in a high tunnel to determine which cultivar

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2015 Evaluation of Hybrid Bell Pepper Varieties for High Tunnel Production in Kansas

2015 Evaluation of Hybrid Bell Pepper Varieties for High Tunnel Production in Kansas

High tunnel (hoop house) production of vegetables has become quite common in Kansas as they protect the crop from wind and storm damage in addition to providing season extension. We conducted a variety trial of bell peppers grown in a high tunnel to determine which cultivar is

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High Tunnel Hanging Baskets

High Tunnel Hanging Baskets

Introduction High tunnels offer a vertical production environment that is often not fully utilized. Hanging baskets of petunias were selected by the PI and cooperating farmer as a trial crop for economic evaluation due to their ability to ‘harvest’ sunlight while, potentially not interfering with the production

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Raspberries: Challenging but Potentially Profitable

Raspberries: Challenging but Potentially Profitable

“Raspberries are one of the more challenging crops I deal with,” says Maine’s vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley. “I have more people get started in and get out of raspberries than any other crop I deal with.” People often see raspberries priced around $5 per

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Moving the Needle, Accomplishments of the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative 2013 – 2014

Moving the Needle, Accomplishments of the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative 2013 – 2014

The NSSI is a competitive grants program that aims to move sustainable production forward through multidisciplinary projects focused on new and proven technology, demonstration, outreach, extension and education, resulting in increased sustainable production and supply of strawberries to consumers. Mission and Objectives of the NSSI The goal

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