Season Extension Techniques

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

Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardeners  (ATTRA)


see Using Plastic Mulch - ID-56 (Purdue University)  (pdf)

Plastic Mulches for Vegetables (KSU) (pdf)

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

​High Tunnels

High Tunnel Webinar, April 2018​This webinar from IU and Purdue  introduces the upcoming High Tunnel Handbook for Indiana growers and summarizes key findings and recommendations from a recent study about high tunnel use in Indiana. Key points about winter production from a SARE partnership project wrap up the session.

Extending the Season for Vegetable Crops with High Tunnels and More, Nov. 2013. Handouts of educational program slides include 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.

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. Handouts available from the Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group at​ (Recordings no longer available)

High Tunnel Production Video - Handouts, March and November, 2008. Handouts covering structures, producer experience, and production of tomatoes, winter vegetables, small fruit, and flowers. (Recordings no longer available but handouts are)

High Tunnels (Web site) 

​Row Covers


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