- Vegetables: eggplant, leeks, peppers, cucurbits
- Education and Training: demonstration, networking
- Soil Management: soil analysis
Expanding numbers of vegetable growers are erecting multiple high tunnels, or unheated greenhouses, for season extension of their crops. Growers have noted increased solar radiation, reduced wind speed, higher temperatures, and drier soil in the area between high tunnels. This project will try to document season-extending microclimatic differences in the space between high tunnels vs. open-fields to determine if a modified high-tunnel effect can be used for season extension. Outreach will be through field days, presentations, and publications.