Agronomy and Horticulture Department

 

Date of this Version

2014

Citation

Poster Presentation, American Society of Agronomists, 2014.

Comments

Copyright by Ellen T. Paparozzi, Ryan Pekarek, George E. Meyer, Stacy A. Adams, M. Elizabeth Conley, David Lambe, Paul Read, and Erin E. Blankenship.

Abstract

For the past 4 years, the University of Nebraska strawberry team has worked to develop low cost, sustainable methods for farmers and growers to produce strawberries in a double polyethylene greenhouse during the winter. This past year, this growing system was adapted to become a commercial grower’s heated high tunnel for the winter/spring of 2013-14. The idea was to scale up to a farm-size demonstration and compare it to the university greenhouse production system with a goal to expand marketing opportunities for strawberries into the winter season.