Participatory website development for soil quality education and assessment to improve agroecosystem management

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $53,536.84
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Federal Funds: $53,678.30
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $29,160.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Susan Andrews

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, cotton, flax, oats, peanuts, potatoes, rice, rye, safflower, soybeans, sugarbeets, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: melons, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, berries (other), cherries, grapes, olives, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, berries (strawberries)
  • Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, garlic, lentils, onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: tobacco, ornamentals


  • Animal Production: manure management, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: decision support system, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, indicators, riparian buffers, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: integrated pest management, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, composting, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
    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 or SARE.