Author

Yan Zhao

Advisor

Gu, Mengmeng

Committee Member

Bi, Guihong

Committee Member

Harkess, L. Richard

Committee Member

Evans, B. William

Date of Degree

1-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Horticulture

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Abstract

High tunnels have been used for many years worldwide. However, there has been limited research about use of high tunnel technology in the southeastern United States and its popularity has recently increased in Mississippi. A planting date study of 'Roma'' tomato, 'Legend' tomato, 'Ichiban' eggplant, 'Sweet Banana' pepper, ‘Benary’s Giant’ zinnia and ‘Potomac Red’ snapdragon was conducted in spring 2010 in three high tunnels in Starkville, Mississippi. Results showed for most cultivars (tomatoes, eggplant and pepper) a 12 Mar. 2010 planting date did not differ in marketable yield from planting on 2 Apr. 2010. In 2011, a fertilizer study on Encore lettuce mix and Ovation green mix was conducted both in high tunnel and in the field. Results indicated there was no effect of vermicompost tea or fertilizer treatments on yields of salad mixes.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15555

Comments

fertilizer||high tunnel||planting date

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