December 4, 2016


weather torn hoophouse Statewide High Tunnel Conference

February 17-18, 2015

Annual conference brings together researchers, educators, growers, and industry professionals.

2015 Conference Presentations



Layout_rows-multicropHigh Tunnel Basics

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.




Photo by K. BelinaStructures

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.




Peppers_harvestEconomics & Marketing

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.




People in high tunnelNews & Events

Of course, you can always find the latest UM high tunnel happenings on Facebook.





Frost covers over strawberriesResources

Product and information resources. Please remember that 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.




HT manual coverManual

This is where you’ll find the full High Tunnel Production Manual for Commercial Growers in a downloadable, printable format.