High Tunnel Design, Site Development, and Construction

High Tunnel Design, Site Development, and Construction

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Experienced specialty plant growers can increase the quality of their products and the duration of their marketing of high-value crops through the use of high tunnels. High tunnels give growers the opportunity to plant earlier and include more sequential planting dates. This can result in early-season, high-dollar returns and the ability to offer their products for longer periods. High tunnels also provide environmental protection, which helps reduce blemishes and discoloration, improving visual appeal. For successful high tunnel crop production, decisions and actions before planting the first crop include choosing a structural design to meet specific needs, identifying the best site for locating the structure, initial soil preparation, and the method of construction.

 

Details

AUTHORS

Kim A. Todd, Stacy A. Adams

SUBJECT

Farm Management / Farm Buildings

PUBLICATION DATE

November 30, 2015

LAST REVISION DATE

None

LANGUAGE

N/A

FORMATS

PDF, HTML, ePub, mobi

SERIES

Extension Circular