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High tunnels or hoop houses are popular season-extension tools used by urban farmers, vegetable producers, and cut flower growers. One of the benefits of growing in a high tunnel is that it protects...

Salinity Matters for High Tunnels and Growing Media: How to Interpret Salinity Test Results

High tunnels or hoop houses are popular season-extension tools used by urban farmers, vegetable producers, and cut flower growers. One of the benefits of growing in a high tunnel is that it protects crops from excessive rain and keeps their leaves dry, which can reduce the spread of disease...

Urban soils and growing media

Urban Ag home | Table of contents One of the common denominators I’ve observed among farmers who grow plants is that they will talk for hours about what they grow their plants in. Rural farmers? They complain about how many rocks they have in their soil and brag about their organic matter content...

How to interpret salinity test results

Salinity matters for high tunnels and growth media Neith Little, Urban Agriculture Extension Agent Dr. Andrew Ristvey, Extension Specialist for Commercial Horticulture Salinity is an important consideration for management of healthy soil and growth media, particularly in high tunnels or hoop houses...

Don't cook your crops! High tunnel heat management

High tunnel with sides rolled up for passive ventilation
It’s that time of year again. You’re out in the fields, busy, excited, maybe a little overwhelmed, getting your annual crops into the ground. The day started off cold and misty, but it cleared up just before noon and you got in a long, hot day of work planting transplants. Triumphant, you come back...

High Tunnel Grafted Tomato Workshop - Oakland

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Willie Lantz Farm
University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County will be hosting two farm visits on growing tomatoes in high tunnels with a focus grafted tomatoes on Tuesday, August 25th. While tomatoes are one of the most productive and profitable crops in high tunnels, some varieties and types of tomatoes can...

High Tunnel Grafted Tomato Workshop - Frostburg

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Frostburg Grows Facility
University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County will be hosting two farm visits on growing tomatoes in high tunnels with a focus grafted tomatoes on Tuesday, August 25th. While tomatoes are one of the most productive and profitable crops in high tunnels, some varieties and types of tomatoes can...

High Tunnel Raising at UMD's Terp Farm

Friday, Apr. 10, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
Terp Farm
2-Day Workshop, April 10-11: Future Harvest and Terp Farm , University of Maryland's sustainable campus farm, are teaming up to bring you a new twist on the old-fashioned barn raising: an intensive workshop in which participants help construct a high tunnel from start to finish. Over the course of...

High Tunnel Cool Season Crop Production

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Pereyra Farm
This is a follow up session to last year’s workshop on the Pereyra Farm, where a new high tunnel was constructed. Participants can expect to learn the basics of high tunnel systems to include: site preparation, set-up, and types of crops that can be grown during the cool season. Representatives...

High Tunnel Production: The Basics for Success and Three Case Studies (FS-957)

This publication summarizes a project that took place in the Mid-Atlantic region, but high tunnels can be successfully used in a wide variety of climates and locations.

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