Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2021: $9,000.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2023
Grant Recipient: Sumner's Farm, LLC
Region: North Central
Dr. Walton Sumner, II
Sumner's Farm, LLC
This is a semi-formal report of an experiment comparing the effects of tilling, cover crop, and glyphosate-based early season weed control strategies on the elemental composition of several crops, with regenerative organic and conventional fertilization as a second variable. In crops that had an unfavorable response to earlier glyphosate treatment, a rich compost made from coffee grounds and deciduous leaves reversed most of the unfavorable effects. Conventional fertilizer continues to be associated with elevated nickel levels, and regenerative management with elevated nutrient levels. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 3002-11032-00085683 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number FNC21-1309. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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This product is associated with the project "Effects of regenerative, organic, and conventional soil management and glyphosate on crops’ chemical composition"