Monday, December 7, 2009

High Tunnel Field Day

South Central Specialty Crop Growers Association High Tunnel Tour
Time: December 17 at 10:00 AM
Place: 4318 Glaser Hollow Rd, Bland, MO 65014 (about 30 miles north of Rolla)
RSVP: By 5:00 PM Dec. 15. Contact: Laura at the Phelps County Extension office at (573) 458-6260 or There is no charge for this workshop. A gourmet lunch of Missouri raised products will be sponsored by a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Space is limited so register early.

Directions from St. James : Take Highway B North out of St. James approximately 16.5 miles to Schneider Road and go right. Schneider Road is just past Leduc church. Follow Schneider road approximately 3 miles and make a left at the T which is Glaser Hollow Road. Travel approximately 2 miles to the white house on the right side of the road.

This workshop will focus on organic production of lettuce and mixed greens in high tunnels during the winter months. Topics will include site preparation, planting, irrigation, weed control, pest control, harvesting, processing and how to manage the high tunnel environment. The tour will be of a 26’x96’ non-heated hoop house (high tunnel) covered with 2 layers of 6 mil. greenhouse plastic.