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  • 2011
  • December

The Noble Research Institute Poly Pipe Hoop House

Sometime around 2000, I began demonstrating the use of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in hoop house construction. My interest in using poly pipe was primarily to find a lower cost alternative to steel pipe.
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  • 2005
  • December

A Pint-Sized Hoop House for the Limited Resource Gardener

I realize there are many gardeners who do not have the space or the funds to construct a full-size hoop house. With this in mind, we set our sights on developing a mini hoop house or mini tunnel, a name more appropriate for its size.
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  • 2016
  • March

Novel hoop house design offers easier equipment access

The Sloan clamshell end wall consists of a series of hoops that swivel at the base enabling the end wall to open and close.
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  • 2013
  • January

Techniques help establish gardens, orchards in clay soil

If you are struggling to garden on tight, poorly drained clay soils or want to establish an orchard or garden on clay soils, don't despair. Many techniques can be used to make clay soils more people and plant friendly.
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  • 2011
  • April

Groundwater for Specialty Crop Irrigation

Prior to beginning a specialty crop enterprise, a source of irrigation water should be established. Property sizes are often too small to justify the construction of a pond to collect surface runoff water.
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  • 2015
  • May

New raised bed design accommodates more gardeners

The "Easy Access Raised Garden Bed" is user-friendly and easy on the pocket book.
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  • 2014
  • July

New resource details hoop house construction basics

As an educator and consultant, I have been asked numerous times by work associates and growers to produce a "how to" resource on hoop house construction. I've been hesitant to do so because hoop house design and construction techniques are always evolving.
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  • 2014
  • February

Hoop house horticulture creates many benefits

As we anticipate the start of another growing season, it is a good time to revisit the many benefits associated with hoop house crop production, including some that are under-appreciated.
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  • 2007
  • July

Revised Raised Bed Gardening Manual Now Online

The Noble Research Institute's popular Permanent Raised Bed Gardening publication, first published in 1997, has undergone an extensive revision and is now accessible on the Noble Research Institute Web site.
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  • 2005
  • February

The Pros and Cons of Backyard Pecan Production

The concept of growing a tree big enough to provide shade and produce delicious nuts is very appealing to homeowners. However, there are several challenges associated with growing pecan trees in an urban setting.
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