Evaluation of Alternatives to Synthetic Chemicals and Lime for Nutrient Supply, Weed Suppression, and pH Control on Raspberry Plants

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $2,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Mark Towle
The Raspberry Farm
John Shaw
The Raspberry Farm

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: general small fruits


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Compare the cost and plant value of replacing the application of synthetic herbicides, fertilizers and processed lime on raspberry plants with a combination of:
    -Ash from wood-burning utility boilers
    -Poultry manure
    -Wood chip and/or
    -Composted biomass

    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.