Sustainable Vegetable Production in Rural Mississippi

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $133,187.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Southern
State: Mississippi
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Franklin Chukwuma
Alcorn State University

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: greens (leafy), tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, whole farm planning
  • Pest Management: mulching - plastic
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: green manures
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
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