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High Tunnel Construction Field Day Next Week

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 6:26 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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A workshop is being held next week for those interested in expanding into commercial production.Commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners and traditional farmers interested in branching have a chance to learn more about high tunnel construction and production workshop sponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Nancy Adrian with the Washington County Extension says the topics covered will be site and high tunnel selection, hands-on construction, soil management, irrigation, pest management, bed design and cropping systems.

The workshop is Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 to 1:00 both days at Nature’s Way Farm located east of Packwood.  For more information, contact the Washington County Extension.