Producing berries in protective structures

Event date: 2017-01-20

National demand for fresh raspberries and strawberries is growing, but most berries purchased in Michigan are grown in other states or countries. Growers in Michigan and other Midwestern states can produce outstanding berries, but producing reliable yields and consistent quality is sometimes challenged by our cold winters and short, humid growing seasons. Protective structures, such high and low tunnels, can mitigate these climatic limitations, but selecting the type of structure and plastic film cover is complicated by the enormous array of products available, and tunnels represent added risks and costs.

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Eric Hanson
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