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Jim Shrefler, an area horticulture specialist from Oklahoma State University, demonstrates his methods for low tunnel construction as well as his trial studies using low tunnels to keep out crop-destructive insects such as squash bugs.
Micah Anderson, from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, demonstrates how to use a BCS tractor to lay plastic over raised rows in a bow-sided hoop house.
Josh Brown, from Irrigation-Mart (irrigation-mart.com), shows a variety of drip and spray irrigation products suitable for your hoop house as well as demonstrates a possible configuration for laying out drip lines.
Leon Sloan, owner of Leon's Greenhouses in Kingston, Oklahoma, demonstrates moving a clam shell hoop house from one location to another.
Steve Hill, of Phocas Farms and Hoop Houses, demonstrates the beginning process they use to align and square up the outer walls of a hoop house tunnel.
Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant, demonstrates various hoop houses as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one.
Specialty crop growers can use protected agriculture technologies to manage risks associated with growing fruits and vegetables in unpredictable, often extreme weather events. Technologies include raised beds equipped with plastic mulch film, floating crop covers, low tunnels and high tunnel hoop houses.
A chicken moat is an enclosure built around an area generally used for some form of fruit and vegetable production. The main purpose is to provide a barrier between your agriculture crops and predators, including insects, rabbits and deer.