Comparing the Input Costs and Economic Returns of a Planted Windbreak in Central Maine

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $5,657.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
Ted Sparrow
Sparrow Farm

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), berries (cranberries), plums, berries (strawberries), melons
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: trees
  • Animals: bees


  • Crop Production: agroforestry, double cropping, forestry, intercropping, multiple cropping
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, organic matter
    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.