High tunnels offer flexibility in crop production and can handle diverse crops from asparagus to zucchinis and many crops in between. High tunnels create an environment, one hardiness zone warmer than the field.
High Tunnels are an increasingly popular trend for growers and a proven technology for crop production. The term "high tunnel" is a loosely defined phrase for growing fruits and vegetables in greenhouses, although some high tunnels are used for cut flower production.
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.
Any crop which you have a market for will benefit from high tunnel production. Specifically, crops which have a premium for earliness such as tomatoes, peppers, berries or salad greens are well-suited for high tunnel production.
High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System: A novel strategy for organic crop production in the South Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnels Weed Management Strategies for Organic Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant in the Southern United States
Brad Jaeckel tested high tunnel or hoop house production of a diversity of winter and summer vegetables. A handful of Moscow, Idaho, area growers have used hoop houses for season extension, but not yet for winter crops.
Our high tunnel research focuses on improving soil conditions for continuous vegetable production in organic high tunnels. We share our research results and experiences to educate local growers on how to maintain a sustainable soil for their own high tunnel vegetable production.
high tunnel production, as long as they have dependable market outlets. The project team found three major factors that promoted profitability in high tunnel
High Tunnel System Initiative. A High Tunnel System, commonly called a "hoop house," is an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, and is available with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
High Tunnel Manual This manual contains basic information on high tunnels, including construction, maintenance, irrigation, pest management and details on growing. Save For Later Print
KAMY series of Roadheaders offers the best cutting performance in a wide range of rock formations. Equipped with geometrically optimized transverse or longitudinal cutter heads, these flexible machines can be used to excavate subway tunnels, road tunnels, railway tunnels and water tunnels without using explosives.