Evaluating a No-till Transplanter for Organic Vegetable Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $3,072.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,800.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:


  • Vegetables: cabbages


  • Crop Production: no-till
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    No-till production of vegetables is not commercially done in our area. However, no-till systems have the potential advantages of conserving top soil and water resources. In addition, the vegetative mulch would reduce our costs for weed control and tillage. We would like to experiment with integrating no-till production into our farm and this grant would allow us to evaluate this practice. I want to evaluate these practices on a profit farm.

    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.