High Tunnel Manual

This manual contains basic information on high tunnels, including construction, maintenance, irrigation, pest management and details on growing.
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High Tunnel Manual

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to High Tunnels and the Penn State High Tunnel Research & Education Facility 1
  • Chapter 2: A Short History of Protected Horticulture: World and Regional Perspectives 6
  • Chapter 3: High Tunnel Construction and Maintenance 10
  • Chapter 4: High Tunnel Planting: Bed Arrangements and Tillage Considerations 30
  • Chapter 5: High Tunnel Irrigation Options 34
  • Chapter 6: The High Tunnel Cropping Environment: Understanding How Things Work 49
  • Chapter 7: High Tunnel: Integrated Pest Management: Insects and Mites 61
  • Chapter 8: High Tunnel Disease Management 86
  • Chapter 9: High Tunnel Nutrient Management: Fertilizers, Composts, and Cover Crops 88
  • Chapter 10: High Tunnel Mulching Options 110
  • Chapter 11: High Tunnel Vegetable Crop Production 117
  • Chapter 12: High Tunnel Berry Production 126
  • Chapter 13: High Tunnel Cut Flower Production 135
  • Chapter 14: The Economics of High Tunnel Production 150
  • Chapter 15: Marketing High Tunnel Crops 154
  • Chapter 16: Transitioning High Tunnels to Organic Vegetable Production 159
  • Chapter 17: Heating with Waste Plastics 169
  • Chapter 18: High Tunnel Sweet Cherry Production 175
  • Appendix A: Appreciation of Funding Partners
  • Appendix B: Personnel Involved with the Facility
  • Appendix C: Useful Information, Resources, and Organizations and High Tunnel Satellite Locations

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2003 High Tunnel Production Manual………………………..$25.00

Please make check for $25.00 payable to: The Pennsylvania State University.

Mail check to:

Dr. Bill Lamont
Department of Horticulture
206 Tyson Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802