Weed and Feed: Vegetable Transplants with Corn Gluten Meal

Project Overview

FNC98-243
Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1998: $4,866.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: eggplant, onions, peppers, tomatoes

Practices

  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: feasibility study
  • Pest Management: botanical pesticides, mulches - killed
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: organic matter

    Summary:

    Nutrient management and weed control require special attention from organic producers.

    Objective: To assess the weed and feed value of corn gluten meal under common field conditions in conjunction with transplanted crops. Unforeseen circumstances prevented implementation in 1999.

    Results: The project has been extended for one year.

    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.