- Agronomic: rye
- Vegetables: garlic
- Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, tissue analysis
- Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle
- Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, cultural control, disease vectors, field monitoring/scouting, sanitation, weather monitoring
- Production Systems: general crop production
Many New England garlic growers have been experiencing a sudden rot, or breakdown of garlic cloves, soon after harvest, preventing them from selling their crop and from having seed stock available to plant again. This project will engage a group of professional seed growers and table stock growers to work with Cooperative Extension and research faculty to determine the cause of this breakdown and potential treatments. Outreach will be through presentations, articles, and workshops.