Growing Potatoes Organically 3 Different Ways

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $1,670.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,710.00
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Project Leader:
Johan van Acterberg
Hidden Meadow Farm


  • Agronomic: potatoes


  • Pest Management: mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    Johan van Acterberg, will compare weed growth, insect and rodent damage and yields of potatoes in three different, un-irrigated organic systems. The potatoes will be planted in soil top-dressed with leaves, in rototilled soil with six inches of leaves applied as mulch an in a rototilled plot followed by seeding with hairy vetch.

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