Season Extension Through Annual Organic Strawberry Production – Fall Vegetable Production

Project Overview

FNE95-104
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $4,705.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $4,705.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:

Commodities

  • Fruits: berries (strawberries)

Practices

  • Crop Production: cover crops, irrigation, row covers (for season extension)
  • Pest Management: mulches - general
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: green manures

    Proposal summary:

    Eric Rice and Bill Hastings, organic growers in different climates in Maryland, will investigate the feasibility of growing annual strawberries and fall vegetables using sustainable practices. The project builds on a 1994 annual strawberry production demonstration at the University of Maryland’s Wye Research and Education Center and work being done by ARS.

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