Soil Health Assessment, Management, and Training: Vegetable Production Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $209,841.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
George Abawi
Cornell University, NYSAES

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, oats, potatoes, rye, soybeans, spelt, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, cabbages, carrots, cucurbits, onions, peas (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, chemical control, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, precision herbicide use, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, holistic management
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships
    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.