Evaluation of Water Retaining Soil Amendment, Cropping Systems and an Alternative Labor Source for Vegetable Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $5,087.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1994
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:


  • Vegetables: peppers, tomatoes


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Evaluate a rate of range of a water retaining soil amendment incorporated into beds under 3 cultural systems versus conventional bare ground and conventional mulch/trickle irrigation for yield, early maturity, harvest labor and grade of bell peppers and staked tomatoes.

    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.