Vegetable and Specialty Crop News posted an interesting story this week about the benefit of growing spinach and other crops in high tunnels in Florida and other areas of the Southeast.  The advantage to using high tunnels with hydroponic systems inside instead of open fields is that they are able to reduce the negative impacts of nematodes and other pests, leading to less pesticide use.  Keeping the leaves dry by diverting rainfall also reduces fungal diseases.  You can read the story at

Source: VSCNews