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How To Reduce Storm Damage To Your Greenhouse and High Tunnel

How To Reduce Storm Damage To Your Greenhouse and High Tunnel

Your greenhouse is an investment that should be protected, safeguarded, and – as we’ll discuss here – storm-proofed. Storm damage not only has the potential to reduce your greenhouse to ruins, but will result in a devastating loss of crops. Many growers survive harvest to harvest, so

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Soil Solarization for High Tunnels

Soil Solarization for High Tunnels

Introduction Tomatoes are the most widely grown vegetable crop in high tunnels throughout Kentucky. This is primarily due to the high value of the crop, particularly since the high tunnels allow for entry into the market several weeks earlier than field planted crops. As a result, many

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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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High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System: A novel strategy for organic crop production in the South

High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System: A novel strategy for organic crop production in the South

Introduction Insect pests are one of the major problems in organic production systems. Crop damage from insect pests can occur via direct feeding or egg-laying, contamination with feces, or disease transmission; loss in yield or marketability ofvegetables in the absence of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be

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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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Resources for Tomato Grafting

Cary Rivard Department of Horticulture Kansas State University crivard@ksu.edu Lani Meyer Department of Horticulture Kansas State University ljm7788@ksu.edu GRAFTING SUPPLIES Grafting Clips and Rootstock: http://www.hydro-gardens.com http://www.johnnyseeds.com http://www.tomatogrowers.com Rootstock Seed and Grafted Plants: http://www.johnnyseeds.com https://paramountseeds.com http://www.neseed.com https://www.harrisseeds.com http://www.territorialseed.com http://www.siegers.com http://www.seedway.com INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES http://www.vegetablegrafting.org http://agsyst.wsu.edu/graftingVegetables.html http://cals.arizona.edu/grafting/home http://hightunnels.org/category/organic/organic-insect-and-disease-control/grafting/ Based on

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2014 Evaluation of Hybrid Bell Pepper Varieties in 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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2014 Evaluation of Determinate Tomato Varieties in High Tunnel Production in Kansas

2014 Evaluation of Determinate Tomato Varieties in 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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Daylength Calculator

Daylength Calculator

Shows the hours of daylight received during the year for an observer at a given latitude. This is an important factor contributing to the seasons. flash animation

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