In-Depth Organic Training for Agricultural Professionals

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2004: $120,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Dr. Anusuya Rangarajan
Cornell University
Dr. Vern Grubinger
University of Vermont

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), lentils, onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, networking, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, compost extracts, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, flame, mulches - killed, mulches - living, mating disruption, physical control, mulching - plastic, cultivation, row covers (for pests), mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
    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.