Participatory Implementation of Sustainable Vegetable Systems for Small and Limited Resource Farmers

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2002: $161,280.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: Alabama
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Kloepper
Auburn University

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: peppers, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, analysis of personal/family life, social networks
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