Integrated Production of Sustainable Crops for Small Farmers in North Florida

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $8,375.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $25,341.00
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Principal Investigator:
Gary Knox
University of Florida

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, cotton, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), figs, grapes, citrus, peaches, pears, plums, quinces, berries (strawberries), melons
  • Nuts: pecans
  • Vegetables: beans, cabbages, greens (leafy), onions, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, double cropping, forestry, intercropping, multiple cropping, municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, tissue analysis, contour farming
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, market study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, chemical control, competition, cultural control, disease vectors, eradication, field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mulches - living, mating disruption, physical control, mulching - plastic, prevention, row covers (for pests), sanitation, soil solarization, traps, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, employment opportunities, social networks
    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.