Tunnel Production of High Value Cut Flowers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $5,097.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $12,489.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: ornamentals


  • Crop Production: double cropping
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, feasibility study
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Unpredictable weather at the beginning and end of the growing season significantly reduces yield and income from field-grown cut flowers. This project will evaluate the benefits and the economics of growing Lisianthus and sunflower in high tunnels. Outreach will be through a farm tour, presentations, and publications.

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