Seasonal high tunnels are another conservation practice available to farmers
Ohio farmers have until March 20, 2015, to apply for financial assistance to improve natural resources on their land, through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). “EQIP has been widely used in Ohio to improve natural resource concerns on cropland, pastureland, and forested land,” states Lori Lenhart, District Conservationist with Ohio NRCS.
Seasonal high tunnels are another conservation practice available to farmers state-wide. Increasingly popular with specialty crop growers, these structures and the management practices used to grow crops in them can improve soil health, improve irrigation efficiency, and help control pests. “From a production standpoint, seasonal high tunnels allow for planting earlier in the spring and harvesting later in the fall,” says Lenhart.