Season Extension For Vegetable Crops in Zone 4

Project Overview

FNE95-085
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $1,200.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Jeanne Giambrone
Hillside Acres

Commodities

  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: eggplant, peppers, tomatoes

Practices

  • Crop Production: greenhouses, season extension types and construction
  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Farm Business Management: farmers' markets/farm stands

    Proposal summary:

    Jeanne L. Giambrone will explore ways to extend the growing season for vegetable crops grown for sale at farmers’ markets. The project will examine early and late protection methods, choice of varieties, timing and pest management, considerations using IPM methods.

    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.