Alabama farmer Will Mastin describes his experience using shade cloth on a high tunnel to protect crops from some pests. Mastin's trials with shade cloth were funded by a grant from Southern SARE.
Throughout his project, Mastin worked with Alabama Extension entomologist and Southern SARE state coordinator Dr. Ayanava Majumdar to improve the shade cloth technology. Watch Dr. Majumdar speak about the pest management strategies that he has been sharing with producers in Alabama.
Also available is the bulletin High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System: A Novel Strategy for Organic Crop Production in the South (PDF), written by Majumdar and Mastin.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant:
- Insect Exclusion Using Woven Shade Cloth (FS13-275)