NLARS Horticultural Unit

The Horticultural Unit has five 30 by 44 meter ranges dedicated to horticultural research. These research plots are located on a clay loam soil with tile drainage and equipment for both drip and overhead irrigation. One range is dedicated to a 3-bay high tunnel which was installed in 2010.  High tunnels modify the environment on a field scale and extend the growing season in the spring and fall. Current field research is focused on dayneutral strawberry management systems both in the high tunnel and outside, and fall-bearing and summer-bearing raspberry trials in the field and under two types of protected culture. 

High Tunnels


Manager: Becky Hughes 705-647-8525 ext. 222