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Greenhouse & Tunnels

Greenhouse & TunnelsThe use of season extension technologies such as high tunnels and greenhouses are important to farmers in our region that want to capitalize on the "eat local" movement. Greenhouses help farmers by extending their season and are great for consumers by keeping a supply of local fruits and vegetables available year-round.

Season extension can also be a tool for pest and disease control.




Relevant Events

NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit

November 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

Second Annual Cut Flower Conference

December 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rensselaerville, NY

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

Vegetable Fertility Considerations for Season Extension

February 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jamestown, NY

Most Recent Greenhouse & Tunnels Content

Nitrogen Fertility Options for Organic High Tunnels

Cordelia Machanoff, Program Aide
Cornell Vegetable Program

Last Modified: May 25, 2017
Nitrogen Fertility Options for Organic High Tunnels

Several years of foliar sampling in high tunnel tomatoes throughout NYS has shown that organic high tunnel tomatoes generally start out with sufficient or even excess nitrogen, but go into a mid-season dive in foliar nitrogen levels. Given the longer season and higher yields of tunnel tomatoes, a nitrogen fertilizer to inject or side-dress will help prevent mid-season deficiencies.

Best Management Practices for Long-Term High Tunnel Soil Sustainability

Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program

Last Modified: April 25, 2017
Best Management Practices for Long-Term High Tunnel Soil Sustainability

A collaboration between Cornell Vegetable Program, the Cornell Student Organic Farm and NOFA-NY resulted in a $10,000 award from the Cornell Towards Sustainability Foundation. The project team worked closely with 10 high tunnel operators across Central and Western NYS, educated farmers and students, and provided technical assistance in managing soil health in high tunnels for long term productivity.  

Video: High Tunnel Soil Nutrient Management

Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program

Last Modified: December 1, 2016
Video: High Tunnel Soil Nutrient Management

This video, created by NOFA-NY with cooperation from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, discusses the stresses put on high tunnel soil nutrient levels since the area is cropped intensively, year after year. Certain nutrients get out of balance. There is no rainfall to buffer the effects of our fertilizers and irrigation water and, over time, certain things go on in the soil which make the nutrients less available to the plant. Those nutrient imbalances either decrease the quality of our yield or the total yield overall.


More Greenhouse & Tunnels Content

Best Management Practices in High Tunnel Production: Site Selection
The 'Late Blight' of Spinach in the Northeast. See it? Report it! Manage it!
Cornell High Tunnels Website
Video: Moving a High Tunnel
Best Management Practices in High Tunnel Production: Optimal Tomato Spacing
Cucumbers in High Tunnels
Leaf Mold in High Tunnel Tomatoes 2015
Tomatoes for High Tunnels
Training and Pruning Tomatoes in High Tunnels
Video: New York State Produce Auctions
Tomatoes for the High Tunnel: Determinate versus Indeterminate
Winter Aphid Management Fact Sheet
10 Snow-Related Causes of Greenhouse Failure
Reduce Storm Damage to Your Greenhouses
Salvaging Your Greenhouse After a Heavy Snow Storm
Grafting Tomatoes Video: The Motivation and Benefits of Grafting
How to Graft Tomatoes: An Instructional Video and Factsheet
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Upcoming Events

NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit

November 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Syracuse, NY

Come gather for a day of education and networking. Learn about resources that are available to farmer veterans in New York and participate in educational sessions on topics including animal health, financial management, high tunnels, and business planning. 
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Second Annual Cut Flower Conference

December 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rensselaerville, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program, announces their upcoming Second Annual Cut Flower Conference. The initial Cut Flower Conference, held in 2016, was very popular with established and beginning cut flower growers and growers considering adding cut flowers to their diversified farms.
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2017 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

All processing vegetable growers and industry members are invited to attend. Discuss the 2017 growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2017 Projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Council/Association. Review priorities and the role of the advisory group in applications for state and federal grants. Give your input on the format of future advisory meetings and future educational programs. 
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Announcements

Available: 2017 Certified Seed Potato Directory

The 2017 NYS Certified Seed Potato Crop Directory is now available. There is a wealth of information on NYS potato seed certification, as well as on the varieties grown for certification in 2017. The varieties include standards for processing and tablestock, newer varieties and numbered lines, and specialty/heirloom varieties. Brief summaries of the varieties' maturity, appearance, yield potential, and major disease susceptibility are included. Contact info for the growers with seed supplies of each variety is included. There is also a listing of the inspectors from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets in Albany and Syracuse.

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

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