Test Growing – Marketing Specialty Woody Cutflowers

Project Overview

FS03-164
Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $8,555.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Susan Wright Cochran
Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Additional Plants: native plants, ornamentals

Practices

  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, competition, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, eradication, field monitoring/scouting, flame, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, physical control, mulching - plastic, prevention, smother crops, weather monitoring
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, analysis of personal/family life, sustainability measures
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