New Crops - New Uses: Biodiversity and Agricultural Sustainability

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1998: $9,950.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Federal Funds: $20,000.00
Region: North Central
Project Coordinator:
David Dierig


  • Agronomic: canola, millet, rapeseed, safflower, soybeans, sunflower
  • Vegetables: artichokes, beets, cabbages, eggplant, parsnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: agroforestry, continuous cropping, cover crops, intercropping, multiple cropping
  • Farm Business Management: feasibility study, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, urban agriculture
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