Webinar Schedule and Participants' Guide
Tues Jan 10, 2023 from 7-8:30pm, and each Tues after that until the final webinar on Tues Feb 14. Please mark these dates and times in your calendar! If you miss the live webinars, the recordings will be posted in the course afterward.
At the top of each week of the course here in Teachable, you will find a link posted that will connect you to the webinar at the appointed time. If you will be joining the webinars from a mobile device, please go to the app store of your choice and download the Zoom app. To join the meeting from your Zoom app, you will simply open your app and enter the meeting ID provided here in Teachable with the weekly webinar link.
Week 1: Soil Health & Management in High Tunnels
We will discuss site assessment for high tunnels and how to soil sample from tunnels. We then will discuss interpreting soil test results and creating a nutrient management plan that emphasizes long-term soil health and crop quality.
Week 2: Selecting Appropriate Structures
High tunnel structures vary greatly in their durability, adaptability, movability. This class will detail key considerations in tunnel selection to help grower avoid selecting a tunnel that doesn’t meet key needs.
Week 3: Cool Season Crops
High tunnels can also be used to grow hearty crops through the winter. This lecture will detail considerations for successful winter growing including common varieties, planting best practices, and harvesting with our guest speakers, Sam Zurofsky and Erin Enouen from Long Season Farm in Ulster County, NY.
Week 4: Warm Season Crops
A common use of high tunnels is to grow tropical-origin plants like tomatoes and cucumbers in naturally temperate environments. Doing so successfully involves careful selection of varieties, attention to planting best-practices, precise use of cultural practices including pruning and trellising. These strategies will be covered during this lecture.
Week 5: Pest Control and Trouble Shooting
Extending the growing season can bring unique horticultural challenges, and growing in an enclosed structure causes growers to redefine pest control strategies. This lecture will discuss come common issues growers face with high tunnel production with an eye towards applying preventative solutions.
Week 6: Pulling it all Together
Is high tunnel growing a good fit for your farm? What lingering questions remain?
Webinar Participants' Guide
Review the document below for more detailed instructions on how to use the webinar technology.