Extend the Growing Season

Extending the Season in Northern NY with High Tunnels


Extending the Season in Northern NY with High Tunnels

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join CCE vegetable specialists Judson Reid and Elisabeth Hodgdon for an afternoon focused on maximizing vegetable yields in high tunnels to get the most out of the growing season. Growing in high tunnels offers several benefits: Reduced disease pressure, warmer temperatures and greater environmental control, increased crop yield, and season extension. However, managing high tunnel crops differs in comparison to field crops in several ways. Careful attention to irrigation, soil fertility, ventilation, variety selection, and pruning methods are needed to grow quality crops. In this program, Jud will discuss common pitfalls seen on farms and how to avoid them so that your tomatoes, cucumbers, and other warm season crops continue to produce quality crops throughout the summer and into the fall. Elisabeth will end the program by presenting variety trial research on early spring high tunnel salad cabbages and sprouting broccoli. These brassica crops present an exciting opportunity to increase May and June retail market offerings.

Please register by October 25th to help us plan for refreshments.

Questions? Contact Mellissa Spence at email: mms427@cornell.edu or phone:315-376-5270

This program is sponsored in part by the Northern NY Agricultural Development Program.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic all information is subject to change for the health, safety, and well-being of our community.


All social distancing guidelines will be followed!


$10 preregistered/ $20 for walk-ins




Mellissa Spence
Sustainable Agriculture Educator
(315) 376-5270

Last updated September 17, 2021