Mississippi State University
Harkess, L. Richard
Evans, B. William
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
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.
Zhao, Yan, "Planting date and fertilizer effects on vegetable and cut flower production in high tunnels in Mississippi" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 3549.