Evaluating Sustainable Ag Products in Relationship to Cation Exchange Capacity and Base Saturation

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $5,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, rye, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, carrots, cucurbits, peas (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, goats, rabbits


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, animal protection and health, feed additives, feed formulation, free-range, feed rations, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, probiotics, grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, focus group, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, cooperatives, marketing management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement, hedgerows, soil stabilization, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, compost extracts, cultural control, economic threshold, eradication, field monitoring/scouting, physical control, cultivation, precision herbicide use, prevention
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, transitioning to organic, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    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.