Composting for Disease Suppression

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1997: $4,610.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants
  • Animals: bovine


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedges - grass, habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, compost extracts, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, flame, genetic resistance, mulches - killed, mulches - living, physical control, mulching - plastic, cultivation, row covers (for pests), trap crops, traps
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
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