High Tunnel Workshop - Thursday March 12, 2009

Violet_Z6(6a)February 26, 2009

Join us for a day-long high tunnel workshop at the Missouri State - Mountain Grove Campus on Thursday, March 12!

Dr. Ted Carey of Kansas State University studies season extension using high tunnels research and production. He will present high tunnel basics as well as research results from his work at the Kansas State Horticulture Research and Extension Center at Olathe. Other excellent speakers will address the various crops produced in high tunnels.

Many growers use high tunnels to extend the production season for many different horticultural crops  vegetables, cut flowers and even fruit. High tunnels are solar-heated structures, like a giant cold frame, used to extend the traditional growing season at both ends  allowing for earlier plant growth in the spring and later plant growth into fall. Typically, no electricity is used in high tunnels to operate fans, vents, heater, etc. Manual ventilation is instead provided through roll-up sidewalls or through the end walls. Other typical components of high tunnels are that they are irrigated via drip irrigation system and crops are grown in the soil that is under the tunnel cover.

Cost for the workshop is $20 which includes lunch and handouts. PLEASE SEND IN REGISTRATION ASAP TO ASSURE LUNCH AND SEATING.

Get the registration form at http://mtngrv.missouristate.edu/commercial/HighTunnel.htm

Or contact:

Pamela Mayer

417-547-7533

Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station

9740 Red Spring Road

Mountain Grove, MO 65711-2999

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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Thanks Violet
I came across some info on growing strawberries in a hoop house. I'm not sure but I think it's basically the same concept. This was in Branson.

Here is a link that might be useful: strawberries in hoop house

    Bookmark   February 26, 2009 at 7:06PM
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