Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville, Ohio. Lois and her husband, Glen, have a 30-foot by 124-foot greenhouse and grow hydroponic, cool-season vegetables year-round.
The Smuckers recently shared their experiences at a Hydroponic Greenhouse Workshop at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural and Research Development Center at Wooster, Ohio.
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The greenhouse features a computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer.
The hydroponic greenhouse for vegetable production was opened in the spring of 2017.
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