- Vegetables: greens (lettuces)
- Natural Resources/Environment: wildlife
- Pest Management: physical control, prevention
- Production Systems: general crop production
Lettuce seed germinates poorly in summer heat and what grows is browsed off by deer. Shade cloth suspended on the sunny side of each wise row would promote germination and growth, which the flapping noise of cloth would send deer elsewhere to eat.
The shade-cloth will make lettuce grow able in the summer months in the Northeast. Keeping deer out of the rows will make all the plantings possible to raise to maturity, spring, summer and fall.