Three Sisters Farm

Final Report for FNE02-434

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $3,679.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Brian Rahm
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-434.

The results of our project was a crop of corn, beans and squash that varied in yield between the mounds and the fields. The lack of uniformity of yield may be attributable to this being the first year of planting. Preparing the soil with buckwheat, manure, and lime tilled in prior to planting and then digging mounds individually did not provide a homogeneous distribution of nutrient as it would have in conventional planting and fertilizing methods. I side dressed the individual mounds with sprayed fish Agra in one field and used dry North Country Organics in the other field. The field with the fish Agra had a far better yield of beans and the other field with the North Country Organics yielded more squash/pumpkins. Side dressing was applied eight weeks after planting.


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