High Tunnel and Greenhouse

High Tunnels

Michigan State University Hoop House Website - This site is meant for farmers, farming non-profits, researchers, or others interested in season extension or year-round farming using hoophouses (aka high tunnels, passive solar greenhouses, unheated greenhouses). You’ll also find info here about other season extension techniques like row covers, quickhoops, low tunnels, and 3-season high tunnels.

Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual - High tunnels are valuable assets to growers enabling them to produce high yields of quality horticultural crops. However, different strategies and more detailed management are required with this method of production. The objective of this workbook is to provide growers with the information and resources to use high tunnels effectively, enhance productivity and net income, and learn from the experience of other high tunnel users.

Vegetable Production Budgets for a High Tunnel - Figure high tunnel profitability for vegetable production with the systems and budgets described in this publication. The information is based on the detailed production records of five farmers growing crops such as bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Oregon NRCS Programs – The Natural Resource Conservation Service has various programs and funding opportunities to support small farmers, including Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative.

8 tips for winter success – This article from Growing for Market provides management tips that experienced growers use to guide their winter production. Growing for Market is a publication for farmers focused on the business of growing and selling vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, plants, herbs, and other food products.  

Greenhouses

Greenhouse Tomato Production Guide - Mid-winter greenhouse tomato production is not generally recommended for western Oregon. Poor light intensity and high humidity often result in poor fruit set and quality. Effective lighting and humidity control is not considered to be economical.

Hobby Greenhouse Design Notes - Hobby greenhouses provide year-round enjoyment for many gardeners and can be a useful investment for families that wish to raise their own flowers, ornamental or garden vegetables. Plans are available for greenhouses of various styles, shapes, sizes and degrees of durability.

Greenhouse Growing - Oregon and Washington State Extension resources for greenhouse growing, building, and planting.

Greenhouse Publications - These resources offer detailed information on production of specific horticultural crops, focusing on sustainable and organic production methods for traditional produce, and also introducing a range of alternative crops and enterprises. In these publications you can find information on strategies for more sustainable greenhouse and field production of everything from lettuce to trees.

Solar Greenhouse - This resource list discusses basic principles of solar greenhouse design, as well as different construction material options. Books, articles and Web sites, and computer software relevant to solar greenhouse design are all provided in a resource list.

Greenhouse Intergrated Pest Management

Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM - This website has been established to provide educational materials and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest.

Greenhouse IPM - Integrated Pest Management resources including a pest fact sheet, identification photo gallery, IPM programs, and resources included.

Greenhouse Mites and Their Management - Greenhouse mite identification. Mites are small and are thus difficult to identify. However, knowledge of the species and its biology is the first step in designing a strategy to best manage them.

Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops - Integrated pest management for greenhouse crops is complex, and each problem situation or production objective is accompanied by a wide range of potentially acceptable solutions. There are also a great many legal implications regarding the recommendations and use of any management tactic or pesticide product in accordance to instructions specified on the product's label. The user of any pesticide is always responsible for his or her own actions. The following are some general considerations for the development of an integrated pest management program for commercial production or maintenance systems.

Texas Greenhouse Management Handbook - This complete handbook covers greenhouse structures, heating requirements, media, fertilization, nutritional deficiency, irrigation, as well as additional resources.