Production system for horticultural crops grown in the Penn State High Tunnel

William J. Lamont, Michael D. Orzolek, E. Jay Holcomb, Kathy Demchak, Eric Burkhart, Lisa White, Bruce Dye

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Abstract

At the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) High Tunnel Research and Education Facility, a system of production of high-value horticultural crops in high tunnels has been developed that uses plastic mulch and drip irrigation. The Penn State system involves small-scale, plastic-application equipment that prepares and applies plastic mulch and dripirrigation tape to individual raised beds. It differs from the production system developed by researchers at the University of New Hampshire in which drip-irrigation tape is manually applied to the soil surface and then the entire soil surface in the high tunnel is covered with a black plastic sheet. An overview of the production system used in the Penn State high tunnels is presented in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
JournalHortTechnology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture

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    Lamont, W. J., Orzolek, M. D., Holcomb, E. J., Demchak, K., Burkhart, E., White, L., & Dye, B. (2003). Production system for horticultural crops grown in the Penn State High Tunnel. HortTechnology, 13(2), 358-362. https://doi.org/10.21273/horttech.13.2.0358