Resilience of Nitrogen Availability and Retention in Soils of Kentucky Certified Organic Farms

Project Overview

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2000: $6,900.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Mark Coyne
University of Kentucky

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans
  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, fallow, no-till, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Natural Resources/Environment: indicators, soil stabilization
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities
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