Seed Growers' Handbook: Producing Vegetable Seeds for Sustainable Agriculture

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $62,925.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Vegetables: beans, beets, carrots, cucurbits, greens (leafy), radishes (culinary), tomatoes


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, cooperatives, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, disease vectors, genetic resistance, prevention
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: soil microbiology, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, new business opportunities, social networks, 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.