Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a series of classes for growers producing crops in high tunnels. The “High Tunnel 101” workshop will cover: high tunnel selection, construction, soil management, irrigation, pest management, bed design and cropping systems. The “Advance High Tunnel Tomato Production” workshop is offered to growers who already use high tunnel technology. Topics will include: environmental control, nutrient management, foliar sampling, hands-on grafting practice, production budgets and succession plantings for maximum efficiency. Participants will leave with a high tunnel manual for future reference.
Fees: $55 per person or $90 per couple (or employees of the same farm), and includes a resource guide, lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.
High Tunnel 101
Heartland Acres Events Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd, Independence, Iowa
Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Buchanan County Extension by Oct. 23 to register at 319-334-7161
Annelise Winery, 15110 Hwy 92, Indianola, Iowa
Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Warren County Extension by Oct. 28 to register at 515-961-6237
Lee County Extension Office, 414 N Main St., Donnellson, Iowa
Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Lee County Extension by Nov. 5 to register at 319-835-5116
Advance High Tunnel Tomato Production
North Iowa Events Center, 4-H Learning Center, 3700 4th St. SW, Mason City, Iowa
Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Cerro Gordo County Extension by Nov. 14 to register at 641-423-0844