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High Tunnels

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 An Introduction to High Tunnels

Webinars​ are archived below on the right-hand column! 

One form of season extension, these resilient and low-cost options can help any farmer increase production, efficiency, and ultimately, profit Keep an eye out for educational events on this page, our facebook page​, and our event calendar. 


Getting Started
The resource provided by Cornell University​ can help one take into consideration all of the questions one may have about constructing a high tunnel. 

All Things High Tunnel
The Penn State Extension​ page on High Tunnels includes everything from production techniques to designs. Find more information than just high tunnels. It includes resources about plastic mulches, drip irrigation, and low tunnels. 

The Indiana High Tunnels Blog is maintained by extension specialists with constant updates filled with plenty of information relevant to any farmer in Indiana. 

High Tunnels.org is a site for everything high tunnels. It includes production, pest and soil management, as well as information for g​rowers and for educators. 

Purdue University also has an entire site dedicated to season extension​ that includes past webinars and current resources. 

Washington State University​ has compiled an exhaustive list of resources that should cover anyone's questions from any state. 

High Tunnel Construction: 
The following resource is an excellent and easy-to-read article on high tunnel or hoop house construction

A quick, 3-minute video about High Tunnel Construction. Find more informative videos below: 

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Quonset or Gothic style? UVM walks through each type of high tunnel style. Learn more here
 





Find more information in the Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production manual:​

Archived Webinars

The Influence of Cultural Practices on Tomato Diseases with Dr. Dan Egel


Insect Management in High Tunnels with Dr. Rick Foster​​​​​​


Enjoy the following Introduction to High Tunnels from Purdue University and then peruse all of the useful information below about choosing, designing, planting in, and c​onstructing your own hoophouse. ​

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High Tunnel Construction



What to Plant in a High Tunnel

 

Rainwater Catchment for High Tunnels



Basic Management Considerations for a High Tunnel​

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