[Market-farming] QUESTION: High tunnels
mf at austinfarm.org
Mon Nov 15 09:20:16 EST 2004
On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 08:06:54AM -0600, Bill Shoemaker wrote:
> You might want to consider plastic covers permanently and irrigate with drip
> underneath. Florida vegetable growers are adopting this and finding reduced
> disease problems/better plant health and greater productivity and quality.
That piqued my interest. Rain and wet conditions have mostly ruined
our late tomato crop; we are picking ~5 boxes at at time off of an area
that might be expected to produce 30-40 boxes per picking.
I wonder how long the Florida tunnels are? I'm guessing that heat
buildup will limit the length. I wonder how they handle spraying?
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