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Authored by Emmanuel Torres Quezada, Assistant Professor and Horticultural Cropping Systems Extension Specialist, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

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Protected structures are a useful tool for season extension of vegetable systems and protection against extreme temperatures, rainfall, and pest and diseases. However, the success of these systems rely on the ability of the farmer to make sound decisions about everyday tasks. In order to do that, farmers need to understand the fundamental principles of these structures, from its advantages to its limitations, and maximize their profitability by adjusting their decision making process according to their environment, markets, and their own ability to complete every tasks.

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Publication Date

September 16, 2021