Season Extension: Fertility Management
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques
Learn more about providing adequate fertility to crops being grown in hoop houses, greenhouses and other season extension structures.
2003 High Tunnel Production Manual
A 17-chapter season extension manual covering commercial hoop house and high tunnel production of vegetables, berries and cut flowers. For purchase only.
Kansas State High Tunnel Video Series
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Video Series
This video series describes measures commercial nursery producers can take to improve sustainability in the areas of irrigation, heating and energy use, runoff, recycling and more.
On-Farm Fertigation Trials in Kansas City-Area Organic High Tunnels
Five certified organic farms in the Kansas City area did one-year comparisons of the use of compost, fertigation and foliar feeding on high tunnel tomatoes, with respect to quantity and quality of yields.
Sustainable Commercial Greenhouse Production Curriculum
A blended course designed for county extension agents and new greenhouse professionals. Participants in the course will enhance their knowledge of starting and operating a commercial greenhouse enterprise—designs and construction, heating and energy, plant nutrition, irrigation, pest control, and harvest.
The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.
Organic Greenhouse Tomato Nutrition (a University of Vermont fact sheet)
Watering and Fertilizing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel (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.