Training in production and utilization of composted waste materials in warm, humid climates to improve soils for horticultural cropping systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2001: $47,896.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $37,934.00
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Principal Investigator:
Monica Ozores-Hampton
University of Florida/SWFREC

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals


  • Animal Production: manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices
  • Crop Production: municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, compost extracts, integrated pest management
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration
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