Promoting Summer Lettuce/Mesclun Growth and Preventing Deer Damage with Shadecloth
Summary: Lettuce seed germinates poorly in summer heat, and what grows is often browsed off by deer. Smeltzer will test a system for protecting the lettuce by hanging a shade cloth on the sunny side of each wide lettuce row. Her hope is that the shade will promote germination and growth, and the flapping material will deter deer.
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Farm Service Agency
Montrose, PA 18801