Roseville, MN (PRWEB) May 26, 2010
J.R. Johnson Supply, a 94 year-old distributor of horticulture products is announcing a series of free webinars relating to improving crop yields by using high tunnels. The webinar dates will be June 24th, July 15th, September 9th and September 30th. Each webinar will begin at 7:00 pm and run 45 minutes with a question and answer period to follow.
High Tunnels are inexpensive large green houses that are built directly on the ground and do not require footings. They rely on passive solar energy to provide heat and the durable plastic covering protects plants from inclement weather conditions that typically damage field crops.
Using high tunnels can extend growing seasons by 4 - 8 weeks in the spring and 2 -5 weeks in the fall. This means growers can get an additional crop and enhanced yields in the upper Midwest regions of the United States. A longer growing season and higher yields means higher profits.
The relative low cost of high tunnel structures helps provide a very good return on investment.
"We believe that JR Johnson has some of the best expertise in the Midwest for high tunnel growing". Said Paul Wilmes, President of JR Johnson Supply. "These webinars will provide valuable information to anyone wishing to use high tunnels to extend their growing season."
Additionally, the US Dept of Agriculture announced a High Tunnel Pilot Study Program. Pending the approval of the local NRCS office in your county, the US Government may provide funding for a high tunnel green house. JR Johnson is keeping abreast of the latest changes in this program and applications for this program can be found on its high tunnel website: http://www.hightunnelhub.com.
To register for this free webinar you can go the webinar sign up at http://www.hightunnelhub.com or call JR Johnson at 1-800-328-9221.
J.R. Johnson Supply headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota is a subsidiary of Minneapolis based North Central Equity. With over 30,000 items available, whether it be soil media, containers, pesticides, fertilizers, irrigation equipment, nursery supplies, greenhouse equipment, organic growing supplies, generic chemicals, landscape or retail garden center supplies, JR Johnson Supply has been a competitively priced, trusted source since 1917.