Permanent Bed Vegetable Production Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $3,190.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: cucurbits, tomatoes


  • Soil Management: general soil management

    Proposal summary:

    Janice Blomgren, along with two other Hudson Valley growers, will evaluate permanent bed vegetable production systems as a way of protecting soils from deterioration due to excessive tillage and compaction. The project will first identify mulches, tillage systems and crop rotations applicable to permanent bed culture. Future efforts will focus on soil management and fertigation.

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