Evaluation of Composted Manure as a Growth and Delivery Substrate for the Biological Weed Control Agent Gliocladium virens in Sustainable Vegetable Production Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1996: $70,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $35,851.00
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
Project Coordinator:
Stephen Weller
Dept of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: rye
  • Vegetables: beans, cucurbits, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, organic fertilizers, application rate management, stubble mulching, tissue analysis, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, physical control, precision herbicide use
  • Soil Management: soil analysis
    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.