Introducing rice as a commercial crop to the northeastern U.S.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2008: $9,885.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Grant Recipient: Linda Akaogi
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: rice


  • Education and Training: workshop
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture

    Proposal summary:

    Rice is a tropical plant, but has already been adapted to temperate areas in Europe and Asia; whether it will be viable as a commercial crop in the Northeast is not yet established. The farmer will develop baseline organic management practices for this crop in collaboration with Cornell, and will also evaluate different rice varieties that produce seed in temperate conditions. Outreach will be through workshops and through a manual accompanied by a selection of seeds for interested growers to test in 2009.

    Project objectives from proposal:


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