Beach Plum: Small Farm Sustainability through Crop Diversification - Value-Added Products

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $142,910.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $88,505.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Dr. Thomas Whitlow
Cornell University

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Fruits: plums


  • Crop Production: agroforestry, intercropping
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, market study, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, biodiversity, soil stabilization, hedges - woody
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, chemical control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: holistic management, permaculture
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, urban/rural integration
    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.