Echinacea Field Trials

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $1,730.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $5,025.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Angela Baker, will determine optimum organic growing conditions for wild Echinacea and Echinacea purpurea in the Northeast. Her long-term goal is to cultivate and breed superior, non-hybridized cultivators of the medicinal herb that would provide Northeast growers with a high-value, alternative crop.

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