Determining the presence of a season-extending microclimate between high tunnels

Final Report for FNE06-572

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $4,304.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
fred forsburg
Honeyhill Farm
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE06-572

The goal was to test for the existence of a season extending micro-climate in high tunnels inter spaces. Weather stations were deployed within both the test and control plots along with test crop of eggplant. Observations were collected on the growth and production of the crop along with collection of weather data throughout the growing season.

The field trail failed to detect any dissimilarity in empirical data between the test and control plots.

I believe a potential exists in seasons where conditions are harsher than existed during this field trial.


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  • Judson Reid


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