High Tunnel Tomato Production

dc.contributor.author Taber, Henry
dc.contributor.author Havlovic, Bernard
dc.contributor.author Howell, Nicholas
dc.date 2018-02-13T08:08:17.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:54:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:54:27Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2007
dc.date.embargo 2013-04-01
dc.date.issued 2007-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>High tunnels for Iowa tomato production are used for earliness rather than late-season extension beyond the fall frost period. This is probably due to price decline and lower per capita in the fall as consumers change their buying habits. Typically, transplanting in high tunnels is initiated about 4 to 5 weeks before field planting or about early-to mid-April for central Iowa. Our objective was to maintain a steady supply of fresh market tomatoes throughout the growing season by evaluating a combination of cultural practices: proper variety selection (adaptable varieties for early and main season);sequence of planting dates; and the use of high tunnels, row covers, and selective wavelength polyethylene mulches(increased soil temperature compared with black plastic).</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/farms_reports/837/
dc.identifier.articleid 1834
dc.identifier.contextkey 3978764
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath farms_reports/837
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/36813
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.keywords Horticulture
dc.title High Tunnel Tomato Production
dc.type article
dc.type.genre armstrong_research_and_demonstration_farm
dspace.entity.type Publication
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