Protected Agriculture Stories
Blueberries under high tunnels
Protected Agriculture
January 4, 2016
Online Course For Year-Round High Tunnel Production Tactics
Michigan State University (MSU) educators will provide hoop house and high tunnel users with cropping information and management strategies. Read More
Hydroponic-managed citrus trees at UF/IFAS CREC
Insect & Disease Update
December 17, 2015
Growers, Scientists Seeking Shelter From Citrus Greening
Researchers are studying the fit for screenhouse production to exclude psyllids. Read More
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Protected Agriculture
December 3, 2015
The Flavor Dilemma When Comparing Apples To Greenhouse Tomatoes
Focus more on the flavor of your greenhouse tomatoes and de-emphasize yield — for now. Read More
Increased customer demand led Good Harvest Farms to add hydroponic lettuce in 2000.
 Photo credit: Nexus Corp.
Protected Agriculture
November 2, 2015
Do Your Homework When Shifting To Veggies
Ornamental grower Good Harvest Farms began growing hydroponic lettuce 15 years ago. Owner Chris Powell says having a reliable market and emphasizing quality are critical. Read More
Variety of crops inside high tunnel-riased beds for web
Production
October 30, 2015
Key Considerations When Growing Under Cover
Some critical points to think about before adding a controlled environment component to your operation include market, structures, crop choice, and labor. Read More
Local Appetite produces hydroponic lettuce and other leafy greens in high tunnels.
Photo credit: Local Appetite Growers
Protected Agriculture
October 30, 2015
Making The Move To Protected Agriculture
High tunnels have helped one Alabama grower produce high-quality crops year-round while providing a significant return on investment. Read More
This row of tomatoes with large fruit load is part of an on-going project with DeRuiter Seed Co. 
for variety trial testing for 
semi-arid, high-light regions. 
Photo Credit: UA-CEAC/DeRuiter Seed Co.
Production
October 29, 2015
5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture
Take these trends into consideration if you plan to grow under cover or want to expand your operation. Read More
Rambling Rose provides a new attractive pink fruit color not yet available in cherry tomatoes suitable for hanging basket production. Photo credit: University of New Hampshire
Production
September 28, 2015
New Hampshire Researchers Develop New Cherry Tomato
The tomato is designed to grow in hanging baskets in greenhouses. Read More
Greenhouse Pointers
Protected Agriculture
August 25, 2015
Disease Resistance Is A Priority In Greenhouse Vegetable Varieties
When choosing varieties for the greenhouse keep in mind that they are bred for greenhouse conditions, such as lower light, higher humidity, and higher temperature. Read More
Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS
Production
June 1, 2015
8 Production Tips For Greenhouse Production
This month, I’d like to offer eight “quick and dirty” tips that will help beginning growers as well as seasoned Read More
Researchers in New Hampshire used low tunnels to overwinter onions, which may lead to additional marketing opportunities for growers. 
Photos credit: Becky Sideman
Production
June 1, 2015
Low Tunnels Aid In Overwintering Onions
Inexpensive structures provide surprising winter protection and potential marketing opportunities in cold climates. Read More
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Production
May 31, 2015
Year-Round Production With High Tunnels
Producing crops year-round may be business as usual for growers in places like California and Florida, but for a small-scale Read More
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Protected Agriculture
February 2, 2016
Researchers To Study The Benefits Of Mov…
The potential advantages of the movable structures compared to field production and permanent high tunnel structures will be evaluated. Read More
Production
January 14, 2016
State Of The Vegetable Industry Survey S…
Vegetable growers embark on 2016 with cautious optimism as many plan to either increase production or keep their acreage the same as last year. Read More
Protected Agriculture
January 12, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Breaks Ground For Phas…
Fifteen-acre facility to be completed this summer; plans for the site call for Phase III to begin construction this spring. Read More
Protected Agriculture
January 4, 2016
Online Course For Year-Round High Tunnel…
Michigan State University (MSU) educators will provide hoop house and high tunnel users with cropping information and management strategies. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
December 17, 2015
Growers, Scientists Seeking Shelter From…
Researchers are studying the fit for screenhouse production to exclude psyllids. Read More
Protected Agriculture
December 3, 2015
The Flavor Dilemma When Comparing Apples…
Focus more on the flavor of your greenhouse tomatoes and de-emphasize yield — for now. Read More
Protected Agriculture
November 2, 2015
Do Your Homework When Shifting To Veggi…
Ornamental grower Good Harvest Farms began growing hydroponic lettuce 15 years ago. Owner Chris Powell says having a reliable market and emphasizing quality are critical. Read More
Production
October 30, 2015
Key Considerations When Growing Under Co…
Some critical points to think about before adding a controlled environment component to your operation include market, structures, crop choice, and labor. Read More
Protected Agriculture
October 30, 2015
Making The Move To Protected Agriculture
High tunnels have helped one Alabama grower produce high-quality crops year-round while providing a significant return on investment. Read More
Production
October 29, 2015
5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled E…
Take these trends into consideration if you plan to grow under cover or want to expand your operation. Read More
Production
September 28, 2015
New Hampshire Researchers Develop New Ch…
The tomato is designed to grow in hanging baskets in greenhouses. Read More
Protected Agriculture
August 25, 2015
Disease Resistance Is A Priority In Gree…
When choosing varieties for the greenhouse keep in mind that they are bred for greenhouse conditions, such as lower light, higher humidity, and higher temperature. Read More
Production
June 1, 2015
8 Production Tips For Greenhouse Product…
This month, I’d like to offer eight “quick and dirty” tips that will help beginning growers as well as seasoned Read More
Production
June 1, 2015
Low Tunnels Aid In Overwintering Onions
Inexpensive structures provide surprising winter protection and potential marketing opportunities in cold climates. Read More
Production
May 31, 2015
Year-Round Production With High Tunnels
Producing crops year-round may be business as usual for growers in places like California and Florida, but for a small-scale Read More
Production
May 28, 2015
NMSU Researchers Use Protected Agricultu…
The demand for safe, nutritious, affordable local food, particularly for fresh fruits and vegetables, is rising in New Mexico. However, Read More
Protected Agriculture
May 20, 2015
Interest Continues To Grow In Protected …
Inside move could put producers in prime scoring position. Read More
Citrus
May 19, 2015
Bad Weather Or Not, Preparation Always O…
You cannot prevent a natural disaster from taking everything you have, but you can lessen the blow if and when it happens. Read More
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