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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

Season Extension - Stretching Tomato Season and Winter Greens

October 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Allegany, NY

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, 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

CANCELLED: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) / Harmonized GAPs Farm Food Safety Training

September 26 - September 27, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Salamanca, NY

This event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. Farm food safety is common-sense practices organized to assist farmers to improve their skill set to continue to grow safe and healthy food.

Day One of this training will be an educational training on farm food safety principles and practices to provide the background and information for farmers to understand how to minimize the risk of food born disease contamination. Day Two will be for those who want help with writing a farm food safety plan.
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Pickle Variety Twilight Meeting

September 26, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ransomville, NY

Vegetable growers are invited to tour an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, will be on site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. All growers that attend will be an integral part of helping make selections for the next generation of pickle varieties released!
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Season Extension - Stretching Tomato Season and Winter Greens

October 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Allegany, NY

What do you need to do to stretch out your high tunnel tomato season or establish a profitable crop of winter greens? Meeting the full season's nutritional demands of tomatoes under organic management is challenging. Juggling diverse succession crops and keeping the tunnel profitable year round adds an extra level of difficulty. 
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Announcements

Produce Donations for Hurricane Relief

The ENY Commercial Horticulture Program is leading an effort to collect pallets of produce to send down to TX and FL for hurricane relief. Feeding American is handling the transportation. "Hard" crops accepted:
  • apples
  • onions
  • cabbage
  • potatoes
  • winter squash
  • any other crop that withstand no refrigeration for a week
Farms donating product will receive a record of donation. Dates and locations of drop off locations in our region and across the state are provided. 

You must be prepared to contact them in advance with details on what crop you are donating, how many pallets, which location you will be dropping your donation off at, and when they can anticipate your products. For more information on this effort and updates on locations, visit the ENY Commercial Horticulture's event details.


Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings Available

Proceedings from the Empire State Producers EXPO conference from 2011-2017 are available online.

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