New Source of Information for High and Low Tunnel Berry (and Other) Growers

Posted: August 26, 2016

Thanks to receiving a multi-state Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant, research and extension activities related to high and low tunnel berry production are taking a significant step forward.

The project, led by Eric Hanson at Michigan State University, coordinates a considerable amount of work on high tunnel berry production taking place at a number of institutions including Penn State.

Visit the Tunnel project web site where you can find out more about the project and obtain information on sources and manufacturers of high and low tunnels, different brands of plastics, production of berries in both tunnels and the field, and plastics recycling efforts. There are links to videos on many of the above topics, and more information is being added as time goes on.

Please check the web site out, and feel free to submit any comments and suggestions for improvement!!

Thank-you to the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, the New York State Berry Growers Association, the Michigan State Horticultural Society, and the Minnesota Berry Growers Association for providing matching funding towards the grant.

Research on this project is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Section 7311 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (AREERA), Specialty Crops Research Initiative under Agreement 2014-51181-22380.

Contact Information

Kathy Demchak
  • Senior Extension Associate
Phone: 814-863-2303