Season Extension: An Overview
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques
Don't know a hoop house from a greenhouse? Learn the basic ABCs of season extension. For more specific information on season extension, click on one of the subtopics in the box to the right. Also, overview information is available in these specialized subtopics:
2003 High Tunnel Production Manual
A 17-chapter manual covering a wide range of high tunnel production topics. For purchase only.
Focusing on Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Production in High Tunnels
A 90-minute webinar presented by NCR SARE, Michigan State University, Purdue University and the University...
High Tunnel Specialty Crop Production in Colorado
Hour-long webinar on design, summer and winter production, economics and needed research related to...
High Tunnel Winter Cropping Systems
Audio/slideshow presentation by Lewis Jett, West Virginia Extension Service, on the use of high tunnels...
Kansas State High Tunnel Video Series
A high tunnel is a freestanding or gutter-connected covered structure used for crop production.
NOFA-VT tunnel tours
Join Linda Prim (NOFA-VT fruit and technical assistance advisor) and Chris Callahan (UVM Extension agricultural...
Sustainable Commercial Greenhouse Production Curriculum
A blended course designed for county extension agents and new greenhouse professionals. Participants...
Season Extension: An Overview: Nurseries
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Fact Sheets
These fact sheets discuss alternative containers, marketing and crop selection, alternatives to synthetic...
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Video Series
This video series describes measures nursery producers can take to improve sustainability in the areas...
The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.
Hoophouse Farming Startup: Economics, Efforts and Experiences from 12 Novice Hoophouse Farmers (a University of Michigan Extension bulletin)
Hoop Houses for Extending Your Growing Season (an NCAT webinar)
Hoop House How-To (a website of The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture)
Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual (a 95-page workbook published by Iowa State University)
Minnesota High Tunnel Production Manual for Commercial Growers (a 179-page manual published by the University of Minnesota)
How to Order
Availability varies by resource (many are accessible for free online). See individual resources for more information.