Field Trials of Organic Herbicides in Vegetable Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $17,600.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
Project Coordinator:
Dale Rhoads
Rhoads Farm

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: carrots, cucurbits, greens (leafy), greens (lettuces), sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Pest Management: organic herbicides
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture

    Proposal summary:

    In a previous SARE grant (FNC05-582), farmers in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan performed formal trials testing flaming and organic herbicides for their effectiveness in killing weeds. This project (FNC06-609) is by the same group of farmers using these herbicides in actual field conditions to compare labor costs and weed control effectiveness.

    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.