High Tunnel Basics

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County is offering another high tunnel production class. A high tunnel is a non-heated greenhouse structure where crops can be grown year round in the soil. Growing crops under a high tunnel greenhouse offers several advantages to growers that include season extension, less disease, and insect pressure and a higher quality product. The class will cover the basics on growing in high tunnels. The class will be in the downstairs conference room below the Extension office on 40 Peachtree St. Murphy on December 10, 2019, starting at 1 p.m. It will last approximately 4 hours. Topics covered in the training will be: High Tunnels, what are they, what to grow, soils and fertility, and site selection.

We will discuss the steps for a grower to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative. The initiative is offered under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Class size will be limited, so please call to reserve your seat by Dec 6. To register for this training or for more information and directions, contact Keith Wood at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center at 837-2210 or go here to register.