Low Tunnels: protection for low-growing crops
Low tunnels are temporary structures usually 1.5 to 2 feet tall, often constructed of wire hoops or pvc tubing. They provide some protection for low growing crops as well as environmental modification. Key features of include:
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Plasticulture: Low Tunnels
In low tunnels plastic covers (1.0 to 1.5 mil thick) are supported above the crop by wire hoops made of No. 9 wire cut to lengths of 65 to 72 inches. A simple way to make hoops already in a hoop confirmation is to buy a coil of wire and use bolt cutters to snip the hoops at the desired length.
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Research Report - Using Low Tunnels for Overwintering Crops
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and UMass Extension
Observations and lessons learned regarding research in low tunnels for overwintering crops.
U of Minnesota Low Tunnel Research Blog:
Track current low tunnel research happenings in cold
climate organic strawberry production at the University of
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