Mulching with wool: opportunities to increase production and plant viability against pest damage while creating new regional markets for kempy (unsalable) wool.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2010: $5,994.75
Projected End Date: 12/31/2012
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
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Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: eggplant, peppers, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: fertilizers

    Proposal summary:

    This project explores the use of wool as a mulching agent to enhance plant health and increase production of Solanaceae on organic farms, creating a new market for wool growers and removing unsalable wool from the agricultural waste stream.

    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.