Related ATTRA Publication:
Sustainable Season Extension: Considerations for Design
Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research shared the results of their work with high tunnels at a recent field day. Researchers are suggesting that growers look to high-tunnel systems as an option for increasing farm revenue given reductions in available irrigation water. The high tunnels offer producers a way to grow profitable crops using less water than they would in the field, as well as protecting crops from the weather, lengthening the growing season, and making it possible to grow crops not traditionally grown in the area. The researchers also discussed managing pests in high tunnels and marketing high tunnel crops. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension also offers publications on high-tunnel production, including High Tunnels for Crop Production in Texas and Specialty Crops for High Tunnel Production in Texas.