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and quality relative to the open field during the normal growing season by providing favorable growing conditions ( Wells, 2000 ; Wells and Loy, 1993 ). High tunnels have become a significant feature of intensive horticultural production systems in a

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, yields, and fruit quality of raspberry cultivars in the open field and in three-season tunnels and describe the general effects of the tunnel environment on disease incidence. Materials and methods Experimental design, cultivars, and plot maintenance

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Fresh-market tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) is grown commercially in open field and protected environment systems including greenhouses and high tunnels. High tunnels are popular in temperate climates where they are used to extend the growing

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. Tomato benefits from high tunnel production in spring, summer, and fall months in western Washington. In a study by Miles et al. (2012) , it was possible to plant tomato 1 to 2 months earlier in the spring in high tunnels than in the open field; during

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will decrease lettuce quality and marketability. Winter and early spring lettuce production using high tunnels in southern regions may potentially mitigate physical/adverse risks associated with planting early open-field crops, and the cooler

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open field, greenhouse, and high tunnel. Each production system has its own advantages and constraints depending on the cost of production, climatic conditions, types of tomato cultivars, and distance from the market. Open field production is the

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system (high tunnel and open field) from organic sweetpotato propagation beds grown in Haysville, KS, and Olathe, KS, in 2016 and 2017. Table 2. Effect of high tunnel (HT) and open-field (OF) production systems on slip yield from organic sweetpotato

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tunnels can be harvested later into the season than from open-fields ( Rom et al., 2010 ). Previous studies indicate fruit quality and yield from out-of-season protected cultivation systems are as good as or of better quality than that produced during the

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selection favored quick flowering and large fruits over leaf production ( Diederichsen, 1996 ). Commercially grown cilantro is commonly cultivated in open field systems and suffers from relatively few production problems, although bacterial leaf spot

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Powdery mildew is a major fungal disease of strawberry that has been observed in all parts of the world where strawberries are grown ( Peries, 1962a ) that thrives in open fields and high tunnels ( Demchak, 2009 ; Maas, 1998 ; Xiao et al., 2001

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