Sustainable Ongoing Agricultural Research (SOAR) Project Utilizing Sunflowers and Austrian Winter Peas as a Cover Crop to Produce Bio-Diesel Fuel and Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2004: $1,990.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,050.00
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:
Irwin Porter
Smoky Hills Resource Conservation and Development


  • Agronomic: corn, sunflower


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: public participation, sustainability measures
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