Calhoun Fields Laboratory: A Program for Experiential Training in Organic Farming Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2002: $49,926.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Southern
State: South Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Geoff Zehnder
Clemson University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: millet, rye, soybeans, sunflower
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals
  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: housing, free-range
  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, double cropping, intercropping, multiple cropping, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, value added
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, compost extracts, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - living, physical control, prevention, row covers (for pests), mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting, 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.