Use of Cover Crop Practices to Control Weeds in Integrated Lower-Chemical Input Systems of Vegetable Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $87,823.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $31,845.00
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Jeff Dickinson
Stratford Ecological Society

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, rye, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: broccoli, peppers, tomatoes


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, agricultural finance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, indicators
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, physical control, mulching - plastic, cultivation, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • 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.