What are some of the advantages of growing in high tunnels rather than traditional field growing?
Crops within the high tunnel are protected from environmental stresses such as:
Drought - You control the watering;
The covering gives protection from the wind, hail, intense sunlight and soil erosion which cannot be controlled in open fields;
The covering physically prevents pest, wildlife and insects from attacking the fruits and vegetables;
Allows year round growing rather than being locked into seasonal and a single growing cycle;
High tunnels collect radiant energy from sunlight and use this energy to produce air and soil temperatures to accelerate crop growth.