Profile

Cover photo
HighTunnels.org
7 followers|34,143 views
AboutPosts

Stream

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
Abstract In organic production, tomato, pepper, and eggplant are normally started indoors and transplanted to the field to give them a head start on the weeds. Crops kept free of weeds for the first 4–8 weeks (tomato) or 8–10 weeks (eggplant, pepper) after transplanting can usually outcompete …
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
A new bulletin just released from SARE regarding pest exclusion in high tunnels.
Introduction Insect pests are one of the major problems in organic production systems. Crop damage from insect pests can occur via direct feeding or egg-laying, contamination with feces, or disease transmission; loss in yield or marketability ofvegetables in the absence of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be …
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you live near the Lamberton, MN area, the University of Minnesota is hosting Season Extension Day on March 4th.
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thinking of purchasing a greenhouse or high tunnel? A new supplier has been added to the supplier directory, DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing. Check them out!
The [hightunnels] listserv comprises over 850 members, most of which are growers using high tunnels. The listserv is a great place to learn what growers are doing with high tunnels, what crops and varieties do best, and what practices have been successful on local farms. Subscribe Search Archive ...
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
This guide was just added to hightunnels.org. If you live in Kansas, a must read.
This guide reflects input from more than 60 experienced Kansas high tunnel growers who responded to the Kansas Rural Center’s High Tunnel Survey in 2014
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
“Raspberries are one of the more challenging crops I deal with,” says Maine’s vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley. “I have more people get started in and get out of raspberries than any other crop I deal with.” People often see raspberries priced around $5 per …
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
Map Unavailable Date: 02/17/2015 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST
 Michigan State University Department of Horticulture, the Michigan Farmers Market Association and the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems are Hosting a Webinar on Planning Your Spring Hoophouse Crop Spring planting has now begun (or will begin …
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you live near the Champaign, IL area, The Land Connection is having a 3 day season extension workshop early March.
Loading Map.... Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC4410 N. Lincoln Ave. - ChampaignEvents 40.1622186 -88.2099078 Date: 03/02/2015 - 03/04/2015 Time: All Day Location Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC Join us for one, two or three days of a season extension workshop to be held at Prairie …
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
2014 Evaluation of Determinate Tomato Varieties in High Tunnel Production in Kansas.
1
Add a comment...

HighTunnels.org

Shared publicly  - 
 
Mark Your Calendars for the Great Plains Growers Conference, January 8-10, 2015 at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO.
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
A one-stop source for growers and educators can find information on all aspects of high tunnel construction and use.
Introduction

High tunnels, or hoophouses, are unheated greenhouses that can help commercial farmers extend their growing season so that they can improve the profitability and productivity of their farms.

High tunnels are also an integral part of local food production systems in many parts of the United States. They aid fruit and vegetable crop production by extending the cropping season, providing protection from the elements (wind, storms, heat, etc.), and result in a more-stable production system that poses less risk of crop failure.

High tunnels come in many different shapes, sizes, and structures. Many 4-season tunnels are as small as 1000 sq ft for, and 3-season tunnels (plastic is removed during winter) can span ranges up to 20+ acres. 

This website provides information and links to relevant sites around the world, so that growers and educators have a one-stop source where they can find information on all aspects of high tunnel construction and use.

Contact Information
Contact info
Email