Season Extension Techniques

​Season Extension Techniques: Plastic Mulch, Row Covers and High Tunnels

Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardeners  (ATTRA)


Use of Plastic Mulch - ID-56 (Purdue University)  (pdf)

Plastic Mulches for Vegetables (KSU) (pdf)

Polyethylene Mulching for Early Vegetable Production in North Florida (UFL)​


Extending the Season for Vegetable Crops with High Tunnels and More, Nov. 2013. Recording of educational program includes morning presentations on high, low, and mid-size tunnels, and getting started with high tunnels, as well as afternoon talks about using tunnels for fall-to-spring production and marketing and managing winter vegetable varieties and growth. Presenters are Dr. Matt. Kleinhenz, The Ohio State University, and Valerie Kinsman, Kinsman Farm. Handouts may be downloaded from the 'handouts' pod in the recording window. Link to morning program. Link to afternoon program.

Indiana High Tunnels Blog. Periodic articles about high tunnel production in Indiana; includes notes from High Tunnel Crop Talks held in 2012.

Season Extension Pest Management Webinar Series,
 Nov. 2010. Includes information on structures, production, pest management, and nutrient management. Recordings and handouts available from the Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group at

High Tunnel Production Videos, March and November, 2008. Recorded presentations and handouts covering structures, producer experience, and production of tomatoes, winter vegetables, small fruit, and flowers. 

High Tunnels (Web site) 

High Tunnels at Penn State See also Center for Plasticulture below ​

​Row Covers

Low Tunnels at Penn State See also Center for Plasticulture below 


Center for Plasticulture at Penn State

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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