One of the biggest challenges which Midwest vegetable growers face is the unpredictable weather and narrow seasonal window for crop production. The risk of frost damage and low soil and air temperatures during the growing season are major constraints. Strategies that help extend growing seasons are thus imperative for successful production of fresh and quality produce. With growing demand for fresh and locally grown vegetables, growers could capitalize on techniques such as the use of high tunnels, low tunnels, or a combination of both to extend the growing season.
Iowa State University
Nair, Ajay; Carpenter, Brandon H.; Arora, Rajeev; and Howell, Nicholas P., "Season Extension Strategies for Fall Lettuce Production" (2013). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1895.