No-till, No-herbicide Planting of Spring Vegetables Using Low Residue Winter Killed Cover Crops

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2011: $154,405.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Dr. Ray Weil
University of Maryland
Natalie Lounsbury
University of New Hampshire

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Vegetables: beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, garlic, greens (leafy), leeks, onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), radishes (culinary), rutabagas, sweet corn, turnips, brussel sprouts


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: carbon sequestration, indicators
  • Pest Management: competition, mulches - killed, physical control, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil physics, 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.