Innovative Cropping Systems SARE-PDP Project, Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2001: $49,913.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $49,913.00
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Brian Noyes
Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat


  • Animal Production: manure management
  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, cover crops, double cropping, foliar feeding, multiple cropping, municipal wastes, no-till, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, stubble mulching, tissue analysis, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: decision support system, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, agricultural finance, risk management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, chemical control, cultural control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, cultivation, smother crops, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, social capital, social networks, 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.