Evaluating Raised Beds and Various Mulches for Vegetable Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $3,120.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $4,040.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:


  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    I want to implement an intensive vegetable practices project. This project will demonstrate trickle irrigation, plastic mulch, vegetative mulch and raised beds. References indicate that vegetative mulches and raised beds can improve quality and quantity of vegetables, however, there practices are not used in our area. I want to obtain experiment and introduce these practices to our county and region.

    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.