High Tunnels

High tunnel production well suited for root crops

Carrots, beets, radishes, turnips and parsnips are popular cool-season root crops for high tunnel production and marketing in West Virginia. According to Lewis W. Jett, commercial horticulture Extension specialist at West Virginia University, beets are... more »

University of Delaware opens second high tunnel greenhouse

Representatives from the University of Delaware’s (UD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), Cooperative Extension and Rimol Greenhouse Systems held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 13, to officially open a new high tunnel... more »

Tomato nutrients linked to pH, phosphorus management

Working with collaborating farms and Extension educators across New York state, the Cornell Vegetable Program is gaining valuable insight into the dynamics of soil and plant nutrient status coupled with on-farm management, said Judson Reid,... more »

Cornell greenhouse IPM webinars now available

Cornell will be holding a series of short webinars on Greenhouse/High Tunnel Vegetable IPM on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in February and March.  The intent is for each topic to be briefly covered... more »

Quebec berry growers tout innovative approaches

One of the leading horticulture researchers in Canada hosted a farm stop during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s (NASGA) summer tour. Grower Andre Gosselin, a professor of horticulture at Laval University in Quebec City,... more »

Case study: Incorporating high tunnels into organic production

In a collaboration between Gathering Together Farm (GTF) and Oregon State University (OSU), three high tunnels (Haygroves) were constructed side by side in January of 2003 on site at GTF. For the last three years,... more »

High tunnel exclusion systems developed for pest management

Ayanava Majumdar is an Extension Entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. His work focuses on finding practical solutions for managing insect pests that affect peanut and vegetable crops. “Dr. A,” as... more »

UGA to host fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.” A popular response to today’s consumer demand for fresh, healthy, locally grown vegetables, the concept... more »

Tomatoes see ripening problems in high tunnels

May was a very cool, cloudy and wet month, which is having all kinds of repercussions now and into the summer for field crops. Gordon Johnson and Kate Everts talked about some of these vegetable... more »

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VGN December 2021 issue

Baloian Farms recognized for innovation, charitable work

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Beneficials bring twospotted spider mite control on farms

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

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