Organic Production in High Tunnels

organic high tunnel productionMany organic growers are utilizing high tunnels as they provide an organic method for foliar disease control and help cater to local markets. Growing certified organic crops means that only NOP-approved growing practices are used during production and that the production area is certified organic. This means that organic practices have been used for at least 3 years and is certified by a third party agency. In the case of high tunnel production, special considerations should be made during construction to ensure that NOP-approved growing practices are followed. Furthermore, other aspects of producorganic research foundationtion like fertility management, crop rotation, and pest control may be different in an organic high tunnel as compared to the field or a conventional tunnel. This section of the website provides information on growing organic in high tunnels. Thanks to the Organic Farming Research Foundation for providing support to develop this section of the site.



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