Growing in High Tunnels

Report, High Tunnel Cherry and Grape Tomato Variety Trial 2011

Introduction: High Tunnel acreage in PA and the Mid-Atlantic continues to grow due to improvements in tomato quality and substantially earlier harvests in crops grown in tunnels. For the past 11 years, we’ve been evaluating a wide variety of tomatoes under field conditions and since 2009, planted

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Report, High Tunnel Fresh Market Slicer Tomato Variety Trial 2011

Report, High Tunnel Fresh Market Slicer Tomato Variety Trial 2011

Introduction: High Tunnel acreage in PA and the Mid-Atlantic continues to grow due to improvements in tomato quality and substantially earlier harvests in crops grown in tunnels. For the past 11 years, we’ve been evaluating a wide variety of tomatoes under field conditions and since 2009, planted

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Tomato Leaf and Fruit Diseases and Disorders

Tomato Leaf and Fruit Diseases and Disorders

Several tomato diseases and disorders cause leaf spots and fruit rots. Typically, these diseases do not kill the plants, but they can lead to significant yield and quality losses. Many disease-causing microorganisms can survive in plant debris, on seed, or in the soil. Proper sanitation is one

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Focusing on Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Production in High Tunnels Webinar

Focusing on Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Production in High Tunnels Webinar

This 90-minute webinar covers the following topics as they relate to increasing farm profitability and sustainability: season extension of tomato production winter vegetable production in high tunnels small fruit production in high tunnels floral production in high tunnels Watch it now. The webinar was presented by North

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Small Fruits Frequently Asked Questions

Small Fruits Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I purchase strawberry plugs? Where can I purchase strawberry plugs? The North Carolina Strawberry Association compiles a list of strawberry plant suppliers each year (click on Growers>Strawberry Plant Source List).  Other strawberry nurseries are listed at the end of this article about strawberry production

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Management Practices of Growers Using High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains of the United States

Management Practices of Growers Using High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains of the United States

Survey Purpose The purpose of this article is to report general results obtained from a written survey of 81 high tunnel users regarding management practices related to production of horticultural crops in their tunnels. Growers were in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, and results were obtained between

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High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries

High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries

Introduction Cornell and Pennsylvania State Universities are conducting research on high tunnel production to help northeastern berry growers capture a larger portion of the market for fresh berries through season extension methods. This publication, along with its counterpart, “Greenhouse Raspberries”, (http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/Berries/bramblehtml/ghrasp.html) presents current data generated by this

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Wilt, Nematode, and Virus Diseases of Tomato

Wilt, Nematode, and Virus Diseases of Tomato

Tomatoes are susceptible to numerous diseases. This publication addresses wilt, nematode, and virus diseases.

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Growing Strawberries in High Tunnels in Missouri

Growing Strawberries in High Tunnels in Missouri

Introduction Strawberries are one of the most popular fruit crops produced in Missouri. The typical field production season for this high-value crop is mid- to late May through June for matted row (open field) berries. High tunnels may give growers the opportunity to produce early-season or late

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Spinach Cultivar Trial in a 3-Season Haygrove High Tunnel

Spinach Cultivar Trial in a 3-Season Haygrove High Tunnel

Expanding Spinach Market Annual spinach consumption increased in the US from an estimated 0.3 lb/capita in 1970 to 0.9 in 1998 (Heacox, 2000) and 2.5 lb/capita in 2003 (Boriss and Kreith, 2006). The increase is mostly due to consumption of fresh “baby” leaf spinach (Boriss and Kreith,

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