Construction Considerations for Organic High Tunnels

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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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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Siting High Tunnels

Siting High Tunnels

Introduction A high tunnel is not, by definition, a permanent structure. Nonetheless, site selection will play an important role in its performance. Considerations in siting a high tunnel include orientation, airflow, shading, windbreaks, drainage, soil quality, weeds and other pests, and purpose. Purpose The purpose of the

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Movable High Tunnel Demonstration

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Building the Frame for a V-Track Mobile High Tunnel – Time-Lapse

Installation Video from Four Season Tools. Four Season Tools builds year-round organic vegetable farms. We’ve developed and offer efficient systems for small-scale food production. We offer farm consultation, season-extending movable greenhouses, and uniquely designed farm implements to increase you’re the flexibility and economic viability of your farm.

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Site Preparation & Laying Out Fixed & Movable High Tunnels

Installation Video from Four Season Tools. Four Season Tools builds year-round organic vegetable farms. We’ve developed and offer efficient systems for small-scale food production. We offer farm consultation, season-extending movable greenhouses, and uniquely designed farm implements to increase you’re the flexibility and economic viability of your farm.

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Moveable High Tunnels Presentation by Mike Bollinger

The following is a presentation by Mike Bollinger, River Root Farm – Owner and Four Season Tools – Agriculture Specialist & Co-Founder.  This was presented at the Great Plains Growers Conference in 2001.

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Moveable High Tunnel Suppliers

If you would like to be added to the directory, please email us at info@hightunnels.org.

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Season Extension and Crop Multiplication with a Moveable Hoophouse in an Organic System

Season Extension and Crop Multiplication with a Moveable Hoophouse in an Organic System

P+P GrantProject Number: FW07-319Title: Season Extension and Crop Area Multiplication with a Moveable Hoophouse in an Organic System Ag Professional: Edward PageColorado State UniversityArea Extension Agent1001 N. 2nd StreetMontrose, CO 81401(970) 249-3935edward.page@colostate.edu Producer Advisor:Mark WaltermireThistle Whistle Farm10872 3500 RdHotchkiss, CO 81419(970) 872-4949farmer_mark@surfglobal.net Amount Funded: $11,230 Situation Western

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Low Cost High Tunnel Construction

Low Cost High Tunnel Construction

Introduction High tunnels are becoming increasingly popular for use by small farms who often market directly to consumers.  Although they have proven to be economically advantageous to farmers who wish to capitalize on high prices obtained either early or late in the growing season, permanent high tunnel

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