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High Tunnels in the High Desert: Preliminary Results

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Sonia Heckler

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High Tunnels in the High Desert:
Preliminary Results

How are farmers in Northern Nevada
are using high tunnels?
The climate of High Tunnels
For research updates, visit
hecklersonia.blogs.unr.edu
Why farmers invest
in high tunnels?
Season Extension
Increase Yield
Increased profitability
Maintenance costs
Economics
Increase yields to sell
3 Farmers: Yes
2 Farmers: No
4 Farmers: Low
1 Farmers: High (due to labor)
Do farmers
recommend high tunnels?
YES!
Advantages
Wind protection
Grow year-round
Disadvantages
Initial cost
Timing when to open/close or add/remove cover
Northern Nevada farmers are growing...
radishes
turnips
beets
various green varieties
bok choy
arugula
cucumbers
peppers
eggplant
tomatoes
spinach
chard
asparagus
beans
broccoli
cabbage
carrots
garlic
herbs
onion
peas
potatoes
sweet potatoes
ginger
turmeric
raspberries
blackberries
Pretty good for the high desert!
Tomorrow: 2PM-3:30PM
In Paviolion C
Off Season Production in Hoop Houses
Steve Moore, Elon University
Desert Farming Initiative
Snyder Farms
River School Farm
Lattin Farms
Diversify types of crops grown
Mitigate Nevada's harsh climate
Help increase farms economic viability and access new markets
Season extension
Pest protection
Climate modification
Keeps snow off of crops
Cool crops using shade cloth
Increase crop variety and quality
Wind damage
More labor intensive
Increased insect pressure
More upkeep and maintenance
Hard to manage heat in the summer
More inefficient at a large scale
Can not economically grow sprawling crops:
Cantaloupe and Squash
Able to sell in winter or sell for a longer time period
Sell a better quality crop
Future Research
Plant Growth?
My Committee
Farmers
Stephanie McAfee
Doug Boyle
Kerri Jean Ormerod
Peter Weisberg
Custom Gardens: Ray and Virginia Johnson
Desert Farming Initiative: Ray Saliga and Jennifer Ott
Lattin Farms: Rick Lattin
Snyder Farms: Jim Snyder
River School: Tom Stille and Kait Crowley
Veggie for Kids: Staci Emm, Judy Halterman, Schyler Hagen
Custom Gardens
Study Design
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