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Following a 2016 tomato trial on Rebelski and Mountain Fresh Plus, three farms conducted replicated variety trials in their high tunnels on Big Beef, Rebelski, and Big Dena. Each farmer planted two tomato varieties inside a high tunnel in a randomized, paired trial. Farmer-researchers for this trial were: Tim Landgraf (One Step at a Time Gardens in Kanawha), Lee Matteson and Rose Schick (Lee’s Greens in Nevada), and Mark Quee (Scattergood Farm at Scattergood Friends School in West Branch). Spacing, mulch, trellis style, and planting date were determined by farm, and described in Table 2. Plants for the trial were started indoors and transplanted to the high tunnel (in-ground).

November 20, 2017 

BLOG POST

Growing tomatoes in the high tunnel gives farmers an early jump on the tomato market, and can help protect the plants from some environmental stressors.  Two farmers (Tim Landgraf at One Step at a Time Gardens and Mark Quee at Scattergood Friends School) conducted replicated variety trials in high tunnels of two determinate tomato varieties, Mountain […]

December 2, 2016 

BLOG POST

Since joining Practical Farmers of Iowa in 1999, Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf have participated in 15 on-farm research trials. The importance of on-farm research for farm profitability was the center feature of their field day on August 14 in Kanahwa. Said Jan, “Partnerships we’ve found through PFI have a lot to do with the success we’ve […]

September 15, 2016 

BLOG POST

Objective: Determine which determinate tomato variety, Rebelski or Mountain Fresh Plus, performs best
in high tunnels.

June 28, 2016 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Objectives: 1. Determine if yields of butternut squash and tomatoes are different between plots using plastic mulch and corn stalk mulch. 2. Determine if yields of butternut squash and tomatoes are different between plots using foliar feeding and not using foliar feeding.

July 5, 2015 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Tomato grafting and disease management workshop will be held March 12, in Ames Register by March 10 For Release: March 1, 2013 Download PDF (122 kB) View Fullscreen

March 1, 2013 

NEWS RELEASE

Practical Farmers of Iowa holds tomato-grafting workshopFor Release: March 9, 2012 Download PDF (145 kB) View Fullscreen

March 9, 2012 

NEWS RELEASE

Tomato Support Systems for Heirloom VarietiesPublished: February 11, 2010 Download PDF (56 kB) View Fullscreen

February 11, 2010 

RESEARCH REPORT

Heirloom Tomato Grafting Project timeline: April – September 2009 Published: February 9, 2010 Download PDF (95 kB) View Fullscreen

February 9, 2010 

RESEARCH REPORT