Season Extension: Energy
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques
Resources in the season extension energy topic are available in these specialized subtopics:
Season Extension: Energy: Temperature Management
Kansas State High Tunnel Video Series
A high tunnel is a freestanding or gutter-connected covered structure used for crop production.
Sustainable Commercial Greenhouse Production Curriculum
A blended course designed for county extension agents and new greenhouse professionals. Participants...
Season Extension: Energy: Energy Conservation
Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies and Alternative Fuels
Includes curriculum materials, extension bulletins, resource lists, and a greenhouse energy model that...
Greenhouse Energy Webinar Series
Growers can often reduce energy cost by 30 to 50% by using energy efficient growing practices, tightening...
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Video Series
This video series describes measures nursery producers can take to improve sustainability in the areas...
Season Extension: Energy: Alternative Energy Strategies
Raising Livestock and Crops Simultaneously in Unheated Greenhouses
This farmer project assessed whether greenhouse crops can be raised in hoop structures heated by livestock's...
Solar Energy for Year Round Production
A New Mexico farmer uses a solar-powered root-zone thermal heating system in his greenhouses.
Thermal Banking Greenhouses
Steven Schwen uses thermal banking to significantly reduce the energy costs of running a greenhouse...
The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.
Building a Passive Solar Greenhouse (a University of Missouri webpage with design specs and other information)
Convection Tube Heating at Ground Level (Dennis Hatfield, Ozark Country Creations)
Double-layer Plastic Inflation with No Electricity (a University of Missouri fact sheet)
How to Order
Availability varies by resource (many are accessible for free online). See individual resources for more information.