Protected Agriculture Stories
To have product ready to ship year-round, NatureFresh interplants its tomatoes, which involves adding a new crop behind plants that are currently producing tomatoes.
Production
September 6, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Hits A New Level For Locally Grown
The company's Ohio-grown greenhouse tomatoes hit the marketplace as phase two and three of a state-of-the-art facility are being completed. Read More
Photo by Rosemary Gordon
Marketing
September 6, 2016
Red Sun Farms Becomes Part Of The ‘Ohio Proud’ Program
After breaking ground on a second greenhouse in the spring, Red Sun plans to start the hiring process this fall and plant the first crop in early 2017. Read More
An intern harvest salad greens in Churchill Farm's greenhouse
Protected Agriculture
September 5, 2016
Greenhouse Structures: It’s All In The Planning
In deciding about the size of the plot of land for your greenhouse, be sure you take into account whether you will be a wholesale or a retail business, or some combination of the two like many growers. Read More
four spinach varieties in a bin
Leafy Vegetables
August 8, 2016
Researchers Find Cold Weather Makes For Tastier High Tunnel-Produced Spinach
New Hampshire scientists conducted a two-year winter trial to determine the best spinach varieties and planting dates for production in unheated high-tunnels. Read More
Researchers plan to identify soil test critical levels for nitrogen and potassium, and calibrate common soil tests under high tunnel conditions to determine appropriate methods for predicting nutrient availability for different varieties of tomatoes, demonstrate the benefit of plants to increase biodiversity, and reduce pest problems. Photo credit: Lori Wright/NHAES
Production
August 2, 2016
SARE Grant Expands Tomato Research In High Tunnels
Researchers in New Hampshire receive grant to expand research for tomato nutrient and pest management in high tunnels. Read More
4.	Dan Cantliffe, Extension educator at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, explains there are many crops that perform well in high tunnels in Florida, including cucumbers, squash, melons, sweet onions, and strawberries. Photo credit: Dan Cantliffe.
Crop Protection
July 6, 2016
Crop Production High Tunnel iBook Now Available
The book is designed to help growers who are beginning high tunnel production. Read More
tomato greenhouse Netherlands
Protected Agriculture
June 20, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Is A Winner In Greenhouse Vegetable Competition
The greenhouse grower takes home top awards in four categories in the Greenhouse Vegetable Competition held each year during the Leamington Fair in Ontario, Canada. Read More
field shot the Produce Peddler Colorado
Farm Marketing
April 28, 2016
Small Producers Talk Profits
Four growers from across the country discuss the importance of knowing your customer, how to handle money, and being the face of your farm. Read More
Mesh bags tied to the trellis can be used as slings to support the fruit as they ripen.   
Photo courtesy of Jett Lewis
Cucurbits
April 25, 2016
How To Maintain Proper Irrigation And Pest Control In High Tunnel Melon Production
Fine-tune your irrigation practices, know which pests target melon crops, and make sure the inside of your tunnel doesn’t get too hot. Read More
Researchers grew the colored bell peppers in an unheated high-tunnel at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. Photo credit:  University of New Hampshire
More Vegetables
April 25, 2016
High Tunnel Bell Pepper Trial Highlights Varieties Best Suited For An Unheated Environment
Colored bell peppers have the potential to be a profitable alternative crop. Read More
One of the primary advantages to high tunnel production is the ability to more precisely control watering. 
Photo courtesy of Jett Lewis
Cucurbits
April 18, 2016
Keys To Successful High Tunnel Melon Production
Material selection, structural design, and variety selection are just a few things to consider when growing melons under high tunnels. Read More
Peppers in containers have individual irrigation emitters. Photo credit: Bob Hochmuth
Production
April 8, 2016
Irrigation Options For Protected Culture
If you produce in the field and plan to add a greenhouse, or if you plan to switch from ornamentals to vegetables in protected culture, understand the systems involved and know your water source. Read More
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More Vegetables
November 30, 2016
Keys To Successful Bell Pepper Productio…
Proper water management and pruning strategies can help improve yields. Read More
Production
November 1, 2016
Vertical Farming Innovator Urban Crops O…
The Belgium-based company produces tailored growth infrastructures that are turnkey, automated, robotized, and able to be integrated into existing production facilities. Read More
Protected Agriculture
October 12, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Launches OhioRed Tomat…
The greenhouse operation also was named a PMA Impact Award Finalist. Read More
Production
September 6, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Hits A New Level For …
The company's Ohio-grown greenhouse tomatoes hit the marketplace as phase two and three of a state-of-the-art facility are being completed. Read More
Marketing
September 6, 2016
Red Sun Farms Becomes Part Of The ‘Ohio …
After breaking ground on a second greenhouse in the spring, Red Sun plans to start the hiring process this fall and plant the first crop in early 2017. Read More
Protected Agriculture
September 5, 2016
Greenhouse Structures: It’s All In The …
In deciding about the size of the plot of land for your greenhouse, be sure you take into account whether you will be a wholesale or a retail business, or some combination of the two like many growers. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
August 8, 2016
Researchers Find Cold Weather Makes For …
New Hampshire scientists conducted a two-year winter trial to determine the best spinach varieties and planting dates for production in unheated high-tunnels. Read More
Production
August 2, 2016
SARE Grant Expands Tomato Research In Hi…
Researchers in New Hampshire receive grant to expand research for tomato nutrient and pest management in high tunnels. Read More
Crop Protection
July 6, 2016
Crop Production High Tunnel iBook Now Av…
The book is designed to help growers who are beginning high tunnel production. Read More
Protected Agriculture
June 20, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Is A Winner In Greenho…
The greenhouse grower takes home top awards in four categories in the Greenhouse Vegetable Competition held each year during the Leamington Fair in Ontario, Canada. Read More
Farm Marketing
April 28, 2016
Small Producers Talk Profits
Four growers from across the country discuss the importance of knowing your customer, how to handle money, and being the face of your farm. Read More
Cucurbits
April 25, 2016
How To Maintain Proper Irrigation And Pe…
Fine-tune your irrigation practices, know which pests target melon crops, and make sure the inside of your tunnel doesn’t get too hot. Read More
More Vegetables
April 25, 2016
High Tunnel Bell Pepper Trial Highlights…
Colored bell peppers have the potential to be a profitable alternative crop. Read More
Cucurbits
April 18, 2016
Keys To Successful High Tunnel Melon Pro…
Material selection, structural design, and variety selection are just a few things to consider when growing melons under high tunnels. Read More
Production
April 8, 2016
Irrigation Options For Protected Culture
If you produce in the field and plan to add a greenhouse, or if you plan to switch from ornamentals to vegetables in protected culture, understand the systems involved and know your water source. Read More
Production
April 7, 2016
How To Determine The Right Greenhouse St…
When switching crops or adding a greenhouse to produce vegetables, experts say to start out small when investing in facilities. Read More
Protected Agriculture
April 7, 2016
Ensure Proper Lighting For Your Greenhou…
Making the switch from ornamentals to vegetable crops? Read on to learn what lighting adjustments you need to make for a seamless transition. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
March 30, 2016
Study Finds LED Lights Improve Energy Ef…
University of Arizona and Philips Lighting collaborated to create improved lighting for plant production in Mars-lunar greenhouses. Read More