Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $219,971.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2020
Grant Recipient: North Carolina State University
State: North Carolina
North Carolina State University Horticulture
Vegetable growers can use many strategies to increase quality and yield. To boost productivity, they can optimize fertilization, irrigation, and pest and disease management, and they can plant improved varieties. An often overlooked method is to reduce field loss, which can amount to a significant portion of the harvested yield. This NC State Extension publication provides growers with a protocol for accurate estimation of product left in the field using in-field measurement. Accurate measurement is the foundation for making wise decisions about continuing the harvest.
Decision-making Tool, Fact Sheet
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Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "A Supply Chain Approach to Finding Win-win Sustainable Solutions for Edible But Unharvested Produce"