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October 1, 2019

Managing Weather-Related Risk for Specialty Crops


Noble Research Institute, Entry 5
Kruse Auditorium
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five business days before the event.

Level 2: Building


General Overview

Specialty crop producers must manage many risks, one of which is adverse weather. While many of the more popular fruit and vegetables crops are well adapted to growing conditions common to California’s Central Valley, the same can’t be said for the Southern Great Plains, where unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to the weather.

This course is designed to acquaint experienced and novice growers with the many strategies available to manage weather-related risks, including too much water, too little water, wind, hail, intense sunlight, excess heat and frost/freeze events.

What You Will Learn:
  • Types of adverse weather common to the Southern Great Plains and the negative impacts they have on crop yield and quality
  • Different windbreaks and how they are used to manage wind
  • Components of a plasticulture production system, including high tunnel hoop houses and how they are used to manage weather-related risks
  • How to install and use hail nets
  • Methods used to install and use shade fabric
  • The types and uses of field freeze protection technologies, including burners and overhead sprinkler systems
How You Will Learn:
  • Seminar Presentations
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Market gardeners and hobby gardeners
Related Courses:
  • Building a Better Hoop House
  • Demonstrating Irrigation Systems for Specialty Crops
  • Managing Crops in Hoop Houses
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