Multipurpose Brassica cover crops for sustaining Northeast farmers

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $158,570.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Matching Federal Funds: $113,673.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Dr. Ray Weil
University of Maryland

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: canola, corn, oats, potatoes, rapeseed, rye, soybeans, wheat
  • Fruits: apples
  • Vegetables: cabbages, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), peppers, tomatoes, turnips


  • Animal Production: manure management, winter forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, competition, cultural control, disease vectors, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, physical control, mulching - plastic, trap crops, 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.