- The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s iBook, High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook, was published in June 2015 and now is available to download for free.The book, said to be a great tool to help those who are beginning high tunnel production, is an educational product that has been developed for training new and beginning farmers who want to know more about basic high tunnel crop production and pest management strategies.The High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook covers topics such as:
- Construction of basic high tunnels
- Irrigation strategies
- Fertilization basics
- Insect Pest Management (IPM)
- Organic IPM practices
- Resource list for beginning farmers
Each chapter is written by subject matter experts in commercial horticulture Extension programs, and the book was produced through the Southern SARE Professional Development Program.