Plan now to attend the Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, January 29-31, 2019 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. An all-day pre-convention high tunnel bramble production workshop is scheduled for January 28th. Join other growers for this information-packed event! For more information, check the convention website: http://www.mafvc.org/
Author: Dr. Marvin Pritts, Horticulture, Cornell University
Ag Progress Days will take place August 14-16 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania. Tour the high tunnels and see the research conducted by TunnelBerries personnel at Penn State University!
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This excellent how-to manual covers what growers need to know to be successful growing strawberries under low tunnels in the Northeast U.S. Types of low tunnel structures and plastic covers are detailed as well recommendations for managing the tunnel microclimate, using day neutral strawberry varieties and strategies for winter protection. The "Low Tunnel Strawberry Production Guide", by TunnelBerries personnel Kaitlyn Orde & Becky Sideman (U of New Hampshire), Marvin Pritts (Cornell U.) and Kathy Demchak (Penn State U.) is available as a free download.
Tabletop Strawberry Production System at the Michigan State University Agriculture Innovations Day, Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, June 28th.
TunnelBerries graduate, Heidi Anderson, joins the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to work on invasive insect project.
Seasonal Occurrence of Key Arthropod Pests and Beneficial Insects in Michigan High Tunnel and Field Grown Raspberries
TunnelBerries personnel Heather Leach and Rufus Isaacs recently published an article on their work describing insect communities in high tunnel versus field grown raspberries in the journal Environmental Entomology. Results show that the tunnel environment significantly alters populations of insect pests, natural enemies and pollinators. The complete article Seasonal Occurrence of Key Arthropod Pests and Beneficial Insects in Michigan High Tunnel and Field Grown Raspberries can be viewed at: