This three-year, SARE-funded study based in the Mid-Atlantic region involved five innovative farmers in building high tunnels to investigate best practices in high-tunnel construction, tomato production and factors influencing profitability. Project coordinators used a case study approach, hiring technicians to help construct, and produce in, the high tunnels. The technicians then observed how the different farmers used and profited from high-tunnel use.
About this series: Research Innovations, part of the Ag Innovations series, capture the research findings and new strategies for advancing sustainable agricultural systems that have arisen from SARE-funded projects.
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- Season Extension and Cultivar Evaluations for Increasing Farmer Profitability Using High Tunnels in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Marketing Area (LNE04-206)
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.