The Sustainable Use of Cover Crops in an Annual Vegetable Production System in Northern New Mexico

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1998: $4,289.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Western
State: New Mexico
Principal Investigator:
Don Bustos
Santa Cruz Farm

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Crop Production: cover crops, nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, competition, field monitoring/scouting, mulches - living
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, sustainability measures
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