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Frequently Asked Questions – Using Film Plastic

Frequently Asked Questions – Using Film Plastic

1. Should I use a single or double layer of plastic for my high tunnel? 2. What type of plastic is used to cover a high tunnel? 3. How do I repair small tears in plastic covering? 4. Is it possible to use 4-year film plastic for

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Images of High Tunnel Doors

Images of High Tunnel Doors

The type, size, etc. of high tunnels doors are important to their users. Doors influence ease and safety of access, high tunnel structural integrity, and the ability to maintain the targeted set of conditions in the structure.Doors also vary in cost.The Extension Vegetable Physiology Lab (EVPL) at

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Pest Control Options for Greenhouses, Hoop Houses and High Tunnels

Pest Control Options for Greenhouses, Hoop Houses and High Tunnels

Whether you grow fruit and vegetables in a traditional garden space or in a protected space such as a greenhouse, low tunnel, hoop house, and/or high tunnel, you will eventually have insect or mite problems. Structures not only protect the plants from the elements but also provide

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Rainwater Catchment from a High Tunnel for Irrigation Use

Rainwater Catchment from a High Tunnel for Irrigation Use

By the Iowa State University Extension Office This program describes how to build a system to catch, store and reuse the rainwater for irrigation in a high tunnel. Shawn Shouse, ISU Extension and Outreach ag engineer, runs us through the process. The cost of installing rain gutters,

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Natural Ventilation in High Tunnels

Natural Ventilation in High Tunnels

Roll-up sides and drop-down curtains are low-cost vent systems that can be installed in most high tunnels. These systems operate on the principle that heat is removed by a pressure difference created by wind gradients, so no energy is required to operate fans to move air. A

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Managing & Controlling Whiteflies , Aphids & Thrips in High Tunnels

Managing & Controlling Whiteflies , Aphids & Thrips in High Tunnels

These slides are from a presentation at the Minnesota Statewide High Tunnel Conference on February 9, 2012 by Russell L. Groves, Department of Entomology

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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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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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Maintaining High Tunnel Rotations, Soil Fertility & Soil Health

Maintaining High Tunnel Rotations, Soil Fertility & Soil Health

Adapting annual crop production rotation practices for high tunnels in ways that enable growers to maintain soil fertility and health is not yet completely worked out. There are few well-established rotation recipes, and every grower needs to put in place a rotation plan that works for them,

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