Season Extension: Water Management
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques
These resources address irrigation and other water management strategies in 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.
Rainwater Catchment from a High Tunnel for Irrigation Use
This Iowa State University video/fact sheet describes how to build a system to catch, store and reuse the rainwater for high tunnel irrigation.
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.
Center for Plasticulture at Penn State University (a website with information on drip irrigation and other aspects of season extension production)
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.