There are several types of plastic tunnels used in agriculture, including low tunnels, high tunnels, and hoop houses. Low tunnels are small, low-profile structures made of plastic sheeting that are used to protect plants from frost and pests. High tunnels, also known as hoop houses, are larger structures made of metal hoops covered with plastic sheeting. They provide a controlled environment for growing plants and extending the growing season. Hoop houses are mostly used for growing crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce.
There are several types of plastic tunnels used in agriculture, including low tunnels, high tunnels, and hoop houses. Low tunnels are smaller structures made with a layer of plastic covering a row of crops, providing protection from frost and pests. High tunnels are larger structures with a curved or arched shape, often used for growing crops year-round. They have sidewalls and roll-up or drop-down curtains for ventilation. Hoop houses are similar to high tunnels, but typically have a larger footprint and are used for commercial-scale production. They are constructed with hoops made of plastic or metal and covered with a layer of plastic for temperature and moisture control.