Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Season Extension Online Resources

With consumer interest in locally raised foods steadily growing, vegetable farmers are discovering they can add an important income stream through high tunnels - a cost effective means to extend the production and sales into the traditional off-season.

Now, in-depth information about high tunnels can be found in SARE's new Season Extension Topic Room - a one-stop shop collection of dozens of guidebooks, curricula, webinars, bulletins, and other how-to materials to help farmers, educators, and researchers across the country implement effective season extension strategies.

Information products in the Season Extension Topic Room derive from SARE-funded grant projects and are organized according to key topic areas:   Overview, types and construction, variety trials and selections, fertility management, pest management, water management, energy, and marketing/economics.

While the Season Extension Topic Room includes extensive information on high tunnels (also known as hoop houses), some materials also address greenhouse and nursery production, low tunnels, and winter storage.

The Season Extension Topic Room will be updated with new resources as they become available, so check back often.


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