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High Tunnels Defined

High tunnels are simple structures used to extend the growing season for horticultural crops such as vegetables, small fruits, and cut flowers. While they resemble greenhouses, the structures are much more economical and less labor-intensive to construct. They consist of simple frames usually covered by a double poly layer. The sides roll up to vent excess heat. Most high tunnels are not heated nor do they require electricity to operate.

High tunnel collage

Community of Practice

Growing in high tunnels is different than growing outdoors or in a heated greenhouse. Recognizing that high tunnels present unique challenges to producers in the northern Great Plains and upper Midwest, we have formed this community of practice to share knowledge regarding construction issues, disease diagnosis, insect and mite management, fertility, and cultivar information.

2019 NDSU Extension High Tunnel Conference will take place on Saturday, March 30 on the NDSU Campus in Fargo. 

The conference is co-sponsored by SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association.

Featured speakers include Dr. Matt Kleinhenz from The Ohio State University, Dr. Eric Hanson from Michigan State University, and Dr. Rhoda Burrows from South Dakota State University. 

Click here for the agenda

Early bird conference registration of $50 is available through March 20th. The registration fee will increase to $100 from March 21-27. Click here to register.

                                                                                          

 

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