high tunnels

High tunnels bring berries’ success under cover

In many areas of the country, cold winters and humid, variable growing seasons can limit the profitability of raspberries and strawberries, as well as the survival of blackberries. High tunnels alter the crop environment in... more »

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s berry growing season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry festivals, pick-your-own-berries and local farmers' markets. For berry... more »

Berries thrive in high tunnels, but beware of pests

A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season and improve fruit quality compared to field production. However, care must be taken to... more »

TunnelBerries projects offers tips on berry production with tunnels

National demand for fresh raspberries and strawberries is growing, but most berries purchased in Michigan are grown in other states or countries. Growers in Michigan and other Midwestern states can produce outstanding berries, but producing... more »

Three-season high tunnel fruit production gains steam

Beginning in 2010, organic and conventional production of red raspberries, sweet cherries and blackberries have been studied by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers under an acre of multiple bay high tunnels (Haygrove Tunnels). “High tunnels... more »

Website offers resources for high, low tunnel berry growers

A new website, www.tunnelberries.org, has been launched as a resource for high and low tunnel berry growers. The project, led by Eric Hanson at Michigan State University, coordinates work on high tunnel berry production taking... more »

Fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour set for July 14

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

MSU to host High Tunnel Fruit Production Tour

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host a tour and discussion of organic and conventional fruit production under high tunnels. The 2016 High Tunnel Fruit Production Tour will be held Tuesday, July 5 from 6:30 p.m.... more »


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