Enhancing Sustainability of Organic Broccoli Production through Integration of No-tillage and Farmscaping

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $163,741.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Morse
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: millet, oats, soybeans
  • Vegetables: broccoli


  • Crop Production: cover crops, fertigation, foliar feeding, no-till, organic fertilizers, tissue analysis, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, competition, cultural control, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
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