University of Kentucky High Tunnel Research Facility

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Moveable Tunnels

We have three moveable tunnels at the facility. Structurally, each of our moveable tunnels is slightly different, but we grow the same crops in all three. Each tunnel has three rotating positions, and we move the tunnels twice per year (early June, and mid-September).

Each of these tunnels measures 30 feet by 72 feet, but each model is slightly different

Two of our tunnels move by dragging on metal skis which attach to a tractor winch. The toeboards drag across the ground.

The 8 beds are set up with the same dimensions as the stationary tunnels, 28" x 68'

One of our tunnels is moves on rolling wheels which sit on a long section of track. This tunnel is both easier to move and more expensive than the other models.