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New Resource Shows Rainwater Catchment System for High Tunnel Irrigation

April 16, 2012, 3:00 pm | Shawn Shouse, Linda Naeve, Laura Miller, Willy Klein

High tunnels are inexpensive, simple, passive-solar greenhouses that allow growers to extend the season and produce high yields of quality produce earlier and later than field-grown crops. However, soil around a high tunnel can erode or become saturated after rainfall. This potential problem has been turned into an asset, thanks to a one-year research project conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.