Design and construction of the penn state high tunnel

William J. Lamont, Martin R. McGann, Michael D. Orzolek, Nymbura Mbugua, Bruce Dye, Dayton Reese

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Abstract

Plasticulture technology, especially high tunnels for extending the production period of a wide variety of horticultural crops, is an accepted production practice worldwide. In particular, high tunnels offer a production system that minimizes the effect of the environment on crop production and allows growers to continue to farm in densely populated areas. Only recently has the use of high tunnels in the U.S. been investigated and this research has been centered in the northeastern U.S. In 1999 the High Tunnel Research and Education Facility was established at Pennsylvania State University that resulted in the development of a unique high tunnel design. A detailed description of the new design and construction is presented in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-453
Number of pages7
JournalHortTechnology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture

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