From low covers to high tunnels, from hoop houses to greenhouses – producers are finding ever more innovative ways to extend the growing season, and their income stream. Below is the topic room of resources provided by SARE.
Season Extension: An Overview
Don’t know a hoop house from a greenhouse? Learn the basic ABCs of season extension.
Season Extension: Types and Construction
Learn how to build a variety of season extension structures, and discover construction techniques for specialized features
Season Extension: Variety Trials and Selection
These resources can help you determine which crops will be best suited to your season extension goals and growing conditions.
Season Extension: Fertility Management
Learn more about providing adequate fertility to crops being grown in hoop houses, greenhouses and other season extension structures.
Season Extension: Pest Management
Information on how to handle pests and disease in the special growing environment of a hoop house, greenhouse or other season extension method.
Season Extension: Water Management
Irrigation is an important part of growing with season extension structures, where natural moisture is not readily available.
Season Extension: Energy
From temperature management to alternative energy sources, learn how to manage energy requirements economically in season extension structures.
Season Extension: Marketing and Economics
Information on budgeting, financial analysis, business planning and marketing strategies for a season extension enterprise.