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Solar-powered side curtains ventilate hoophouse when the farmer can't be there

publication date: Jan 1, 2005
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Although the hoophouse would likely solve my problems of season extension, I knew that mine would have to be different from the typical hoophouse since I am frequently an absentee producer. My job as a full-time firefighter in Jefferson City, MO, takes me away for a 24-hour period, ten days out of every month. Too much temperature variation occurs during that time to rely on a SWAG (scientific wild analytical guess) before leaving early in the morning for work.

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