Season Extension of Hay-Mulched Potatoes Using High Tunnels

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $5,990.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:

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  • Agronomic: potatoes


  • Crop Production: high tunnels or hoop houses, season extension
  • Pest Management: mulching - vegetative

    Proposal summary:

    Using high tunnels, the project will grow fingerling potatoes under hay in late fall for fresh harvest from the dormant plants during the winter months, while starting seed under hay in mid-winter for spring harvest. Nutritional analysis and yields will be compared to fall and spring harvested outdoor crops grown under hay.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.