February 25, 2020
Managing Crops in Hoop Houses
Noble Research Institute, Entry 5
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Level 3: Advanced
Managing specialty crops in high tunnel hoop houses and managing specialty crops in the field are similar in some aspects but different in many others. Light intensity, light quality, soil and air temperature, humidity, air movement, leaf wetness, and soil salinity are a few of the environmental factors that are significantly altered within a hoop house. This modification in the growing environment is mostly positive in terms of growth enhancement but can be detrimental if not managed correctly.
During this course, you will learn how to manage the unique hoop house climate to produce high yielding, high quality crops.
What You Will Learn:
- The effects of light intensity, light quality, soil and air temperature, humidity, air movement, leaf wetness, and soil salinity in hoop houses
- How the hoop-house-growing environment influences management of disease, water, insects and soil salinity, as well as plant development and growth
- Techniques for managing hoop house heat
- The proper management of hoop house vents for crop pollination
How You Will Learn:
- Seminar presentations
Who Should Attend:
- Market gardeners who want to manage fruit and vegetable crops in hoop houses
- Demonstrating Irrigation Systems for Specialty Crops
- Building a Better Hoop House
- Ensuring Food Safety for Specialty Crops
- Managing Vegetable Crops
- Managing Fruit Crops