March 24-25, 2014
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel
Brooklyn Center, MN
High Tunnel Operation in Harsh Climates: Lessons Learned
If you’re new to high tunnels, this is the place to start. Learn what high tunnels are, why they are used, some of the benefits and risks, and a little history of high tunnel research at the University of Minnesota.
Learn about the different types of high tunnel structures and the environment inside them. This section covers site selection and tunnel construction, along with environmental aspects including light, temperature, wind and ventilation.
Managing high tunnels involves everything from layout and planting to weed control and pest management. Find everything you need to know about high tunnel management including layout, planting, trellising, irrigation, fertilizing, mulch, pollination, diseases, insects and organic production.
Crop-specific information for high tunnel production. Learn about research and techniques for growing tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, raspberries and more.
Information you’ll need for planning the business end of your high tunnel operation. Establishment costs, budget tables, financial analyses, and details about finding your market.
Look here for information on upcoming conferences, field days and other events. You’ll also find archived presentations and resources from previous events. Of course, you can always find the latest UM high tunnel happenings on Facebook.
Look here for presentations from past conferences, and product resources. Please remember, mention of suppliers, use of trade names and equipment does not constitute endorsement by University of Minnesota nor is it a criticism of suppliers or products not mentioned.
This is where you’ll find the full High Tunnel Production Manual for Commercial Growers in a downloadable, printable format.