Alternative Rotation System for Vegetables

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $2,960.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $9,110.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Allen G. Matthews
Farmer's Alternative Resource and Market Cooperative (FARM Coop)


  • Agronomic: clovers, corn, hay
  • Vegetables: cucurbits, peppers, sweet corn


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Allen Matthews, whose family farm is demonstrating an alternative rotation system for growing vegetables on hilly land, will use this producer grant to monitor and compare all yields between conventional and sustainable practices for pepper, sweet corn, pumpkins, hay and small grains and to share the results with other farmers.

    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.