Managing Beneficial Insects and Using Pest Trap Crops in Organic Broccoli

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $9,950.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Charles A. Church
Watauga River Farms

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: canola, oats, rapeseed, rye
  • Vegetables: broccoli


  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, cover crops, double cropping, organic fertilizers, ridge tillage, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: decision support system, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, market study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, indicators, riverbank protection, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, cultural control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, physical control, cultivation, prevention, trap crops, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, community services, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
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