High tunnel crop production allows farmers to extend the growing season and create a more controlled growing environment that can exclude pests. But because of their unique environment, high tunnels will often require different cultural practices than are required for the same crops grown in the field.
In this book, High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension describes the costs and construction materials needed; explains special requirements for irrigation, soil fertility and management; and helps farmers implement integrated pest management of insects, diseases and weeds through crop-specific cultural practices. In addition, the book offers ongoing organic crop production and pest management systems to assure a profitable and productive growing environment.
This book was produced through the Southern SARE Professional Development Program.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.