Author Archives: Michael A. Ortiz

About Michael A. Ortiz

Michael A. Ortiz ( is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University.

Do High Tunnels Make The Cut?

Increased consumer interest in farmers’ markets, buying local and sustainability make this an opportune time for domestic specialty cut flower growers. Local market advantages of specialty cut flowers exist, including product freshness, quality and availability of stems that do not ship well or are difficult to find. Currently, an estimated 73 percent of cut flowers