- Significant yield gains.
- Frost, hail & wind protection.
- Reduction in scorch and bleaching of produce
- Guaranteed harvest days.
- Reductions in the need of pesticides.
- Improved ability to deliver marketing programmes.
Delivering continuity of grade one produce to the end consumer is the mission of every fruit, vegetable and flower grower. It was this mission in mind that we set out in the mid-nineties to try to find a low cost solution to problems that be-devil every grower, the weather!
Our major aim at the time was to get some continuity of supply to meet our marketing programmes. The outcome after several years of testing was to design a low cost tunnel system that we could afford to build over many acres, drive tractors through and manage in many different climates
The outcome was the creation of the Haygrove Tunnel.
A multi-bay structure from Haygrove is big, built from anywhere between 5.5m (18') to 9m (30') wide and between 3m (10') and 5.5m (18') tall the tunnel is designed to take commercial field scale tractors. The impact on the worldwide grower community has been exciting with many thousands of acres of Haygrove High Tunnels built covering small fruit, cherries, plums, flowers, herbs, ornamentals, tomatoes, peppers and some high value vegetable crops.
The tunnels have shown up many benefits; significant yield gains, superior quality, frost and hail protection, wind protection, reduction in scorch and bleaching of produce, guaranteed harvest days, significant reductions in the need of pesticides and most of all a significant improved ability to deliver marketing programmes.