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The Economics of Strawberries and Squash Grown in Hoop Houses

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Posted May 16, 2012

Hoop house structures are becoming increasingly popular among growers and horticultural enthusiasts. To provide more economic information to growers and horticultural enthusiasts, the Noble Research Institute evaluated a year-round cropping system consisting of a cool-season crop (strawberry) followed by a warm-season crop (squash).

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Jon Biermacher, Ph.D.
Former Professor

Steve Upson serves as a senior horticulture consultant and has worked at Noble Research Institute since 1988. He received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in horticulture from Kansas State University. Before joining Noble, he served as a county and area Extension horticulture specialist with the Oklahoma State University Extension service and managed a commercial market garden operation east of Kansas City, Missouri. His areas of interest include raised bed and container gardening, commercial market gardening, and high tunnel (hoop house) construction and management.