Warm Season Vegetables & Melons

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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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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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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Watering and Fertilizing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

Watering and Fertilizing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

Lewis W. Jett, Division of Plant Sciences Successful production of tomatoes within a high tunnel hinges on proper watering and fertilization. High tunnels exclude natural rainfall, so timely irrigation is important. Because tomato fruits are more than 90 percent water, yield and quality suffer when plants are

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Galia Muskmelons: A Potentially Profitable Early-Season Crop for High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains

Galia Muskmelons: A Potentially Profitable Early-Season Crop for High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains

High tunnels are low-cost season extension technology used for producing a diversity of horticulture crops (Lamont, et al., 2003). Specifically, high tunnels are passively vented, solar greenhouses covered with one layer of greenhouse plastic. Crops are grown directly in the soil beneath the high tunnel, and the

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High Tunnel Melon and Watermelon Production

High Tunnel Melon and Watermelon Production

High tunnels are low-cost, passive, solar greenhouses which use no fossil fuels for heating or venting. High tunnels can provide many benefits to horticulture crop producers: High tunnels are used to lengthen the growing season of crops. High tunnels protect the growing crop from environmental stress such

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Warm Season Vegetables & Melons, Frequently Asked Questions

Warm Season Vegetables & Melons, Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some warm season vegetables that can be produced within a high tunnel? 2. What are some examples of cropping patterns for a high tunnel? 3. How are tomatoes grown within a high tunnel? 4. How many tomato plants can I plant in a 20’

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