Strategies for Conversion to Organic Production Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1999: $96,472.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Elizabeth Dyck
University of Minnesota, Southwest Experiment Station

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, flax, oats, rapeseed, rye, safflower, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, competition, cultural control, flame, physical control, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: composting, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, analysis of personal/family life, sustainability measures
    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.