Short Straw - Compost Advantages in Vineyards

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $9,555.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $18,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: grapes


  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: feasibility study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Soil Management: organic matter

    Proposal summary:

    The farmer will compare areas in his vineyard that have had chopped straw placed in the vineyard row, compost under the trellis, both, and a no treatment to see if there are differences in soil health, plant nutrition, crop weight, and weed composition. The farmer will hols a field meeting for other farmers and present his results at a conference.

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