Enhancing Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Practices via Farmer-Driven Research

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $100,405.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $100,405.00
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Dale Mutch
Michigan State University Extension

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, rye, soybeans, spelt, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, chemical control, competition, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, physical control, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
    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.