High Tunnels are inexpensive structures used for extending the growing season and improving yields and the quality of vegetables, berries, and cut flowers.

At Penn State's High Tunnel Research and Extension Facility, strawberries, raspberries, and vegetables are being grown in containers in 15 tunnels with 5 different types of plastics to better manage plant growth, temperatures, and pests. We have also been working with farmers on different approaches for using biocontrols to manage aphids in high tunnels (funding provided by the USDA Extension IPM Program). Work being conducted will be explained and effects of the plastics on yields and microenvironment will be discussed. We will also show you some of the latest methods to attract natural enemies to high tunnels, as well as some different options for managing tunnel venting.

Bus leaves daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Note: walking/standing involved. Restrooms will not be available

Note: walking/standing involved. Restrooms will not be available

2021 Event Information

Dates

August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council

2021 Event Information

Dates

August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council