Evaluating farm-feasible applications and soil health response

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $8,625.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Brian Luton
Stones Throw Farm

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay


  • Animal Production: manure management, pasture fertility, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, foliar feeding, municipal wastes, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, feasibility study
  • Pest Management: compost extracts, cultural control
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Farmers are interested in how organic amendments affect soil health parameters. This project will investigate the effects of three organic matter management treatments on soil health, fertility, and organic matter content. Outreach will be through fact sheets, farm open houses, press releases, and publications.

    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.