Identifying bindweed control methods for the Northeast while maintaining crop production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $3,885.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Mary Ellen Sheehan
South Village Garden


  • Vegetables: broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, brussel sprouts


  • Animal Production: grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: cover crops, fallow, intercropping
  • Education and Training: display, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Bindweed control for small-scale organic growers poses particular challenges, since these growers may not have a full complement of tillage equipment or long-term land tenure. This project will compare several weed-management strategies in terms of cost, effectiveness, time, and impacts on soil structure and ecological processes while allowing for continued crop production. Outreach will be through field days, newsletters, workshops, articles, and conferences.

    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.