Bringing Organic Sweet Corn Back to Long Island

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $1,543.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $3,100.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Eve and Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht
Garden of Eve Organic Farm


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, marketing management
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, traps
  • Production Systems: holistic management

    Proposal summary:

    Sweet corn and baby corn grown at this farm suffer heavy damage from insect pests. This farm trial grant will evaluate the effectiveness of using a silk application of vegetable oil plus Bacillus thuringiensis to control corn earworm. Outreach will be through several publications and a farm field day.

    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.