A High tunnel system is an enclosed polyethylene, polycarbonate, plastic, or fabric covered structure that is used to cover and protect crops from sun, wind, excessive rainfall, or cold, to extend the growing season in an environmentally safe manner.
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Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices
This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.
2003 High Tunnel Production Manual - North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA)
The 2003 High Tunnel Production Manual offers the latest information for putting this innovative technology to work.
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.