It takes a Village to Grow An Eco-Apple: A Program for the Targeted and Neighborly Removal of Abandoned Apple Orchards in the Fruit Growing Region of Bayfield County, WI.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $12,890.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Eric Carlson
Blue Vista Farm

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples


  • Pest Management: integrated pest management

    Proposal summary:

    This project will develop an Education Program and Incentive Program for targeted removal of abandoned apple orchards in the fruit growing region of Bayfield, Wisconsin. Removal of the orchards will greatly assist local efforts by commercial apple growers to reduce pesticide use through integrated pest management.

    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.