Comparison of Weed control and Soil Erosion Control in 15" row Corn vs 30" row Corn

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $1,495.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,275.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Steve Groff
Cedar Meadow Farm


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    The goal of this project is to build upon the research of the 1996 "economic comparison and weed control observation of 15" row corn vs. 30" row corn" and establish a better way of controlling weeds and soil erosion when growing corn for silage and grain. This project addressed a way to: -Reduce weed competition and weed seed viability by evaluating earlier crop canopy closure -Control soil erosion more effectively by evaluating root mass and residue protection.

    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.