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Growing Under High Tunnels in Illinois and the Midwest

NEW PUBLICATION: written by Zachary Grant, Manager of the Illinois Sustainable Student Regional Farm and Food Project

Product number: CS01

Movable high tunnels are the newest progression in extending the growing season for vegetables. They allow for diverse crop rotations, inclusion of perennial crops, and easier use of cover crops.

With this booklet, learn growers' responses to a survey of their experiences with high tunnels, regarding purchase, construction, crop choices, production, and revenue.

Challenges as well as advantages of using high tunnels are addressed, and a photo diary depicts a year of production under high tunnels. Print and Internet resources along with high tunnel vendors are listed.






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