Project ID

E2011-14

Abstract

High tunnels offer opportunities for farmers to increase production of seasonal horticultural crops. Because of the tunnel roof design, rainfall poses challenges of drainage, erosion and runoff. This project investigates a system for catching and collecting the rainwater for future use in irrigation.

Key Question

Can rainwater run-off from high tunnels be economically and efficiently captured and reused for drop irrigation?

Findings

The model was built and proven to be efficient and economical, especially in areas where access to water and power are limited.

Principal Investigator(s)

Ray Hansen

Co-Investigator(s)

Linda Naeve, Shawn Shouse

Year of Grant Completion

2012

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