Soil Steaming for High Tunnels

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 NH and surrounding areas.

The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) located in southern NH, has
acquired a soil steamer to make available to growers through their equipment rental program in 2021. This will allow producers to access the equipment in an affordable manner.

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