Amending Soils to Produce Blueberries in Maryland

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $1,523.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $4,070.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: berries (other)


  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    The purpose of this project is to improve soil conditions thus enabling us to grow blueberries under upland conditions and sustain acceptable yields. At present our 15-year-old fields are exhibiting many nutrient deficiencies in the leaves, poor cropping and very limited root growth.

    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.