Soil steaming on farms is an emerging technology that is being utilized to manage disease, weeds, and pests in high tunnels. Although soil steaming is a proven technology, particularly for perennial challenges, the use of steam is not yet a widely adopted practice in the Northeast. One problem is that soil steamers are expensive and unattainable for small and medium scale producers.
This video recording is from a virtual workshop that took place on March 17, 2021, to educate growers on soil steaming and some of the on-farm research being conducted in the Northeast. Additionally, information is provided on the use of a soil steamer that is available to rent in New Hampshire and surrounding areas.