Tunnel System Developed by Rimol Greenhouse Systems to be Used at UNH for Crop Research and Teaching Budding Horticulturists

Tunnel System Developed by Rimol Greenhouse Systems to be Used at UNH for Crop Research and Teaching Budding Horticulturists

Sep 13, 2013

Specialist in sustainable horticulture Becky Sideman will use the Rolling Thunder high tunnel system to assist with crop research and classroom teaching.  Rolling Thunder was developed and donated to the university’s Woodman Horticultural Farm by Rimol Greenhouse Systems of Hooksett, NH.

The innovative design employs heavy-duty wheels with bearings that glide back and forth over extended rails, allowing for the cultivation of up to three 30’ x 48’ plots. “Donating a moveable high tunnel to UNH was very important to us,” says Bob Rimol, President of Rimol Greenhouse Systems. “It serves as both a resource for crop research and a state-of-the-art classroom for teaching new growing methods.”

Sideman, the vegetable and berry production specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension will be teaching some of those new growing methods associated with the Rolling Thunder high tunnel system to students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture within UNH.

Sideman also is thinking about responding to the most important questions on New Hampshire growers’ minds. She will conduct research to determine which crops will bring the greatest gains to producers in the region by experimenting with the scheduling of various cropping systems as she slides the tunnel along its tracks throughout the seasons.

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More information about Rolling Thunder Movable Structure for Growing can be found at the Rimol Greenhouse Systems web site: http://www.rimolgreenhouses.com/greenhouse-series/rolling-thunder.

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