Tunnels to tables: High tunnel production and distribution model for produce

Project ID: 
M2007-05
Years of Grant Project: 
1
Program(s): 
Date: 
2007
Lead Investigator: 
Ray Hansen
Lead Investigator Affiliation: 
ISU Extension, et al
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Abstract: 

High tunnel facilities offer a production alternative for specialty crop farmers, but also require a new set of management skills and tactics.

Key Question: 

Can high tunnels increase yields, quality and early production for a high-value crop so that it is profitable in spite of the additional cost of the facility?

Answer: 

Yes, with proper management and marketing, the earlier yields and high-quality produce can increase net income potential on a small farm.

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Completion Year: 
2009
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Quarter: 
1
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