Development of sustainable vegetable production systems for south Florida and Virginia based on use of cover crops and precision irrigation

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $179,776.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $194,400.00
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Principal Investigator:
Waldemar Klassen
Tropical Research and Education Center

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: sorghum (milo)
  • Vegetables: peppers, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: cover crops, municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, mulches - killed, mulching - plastic
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
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