Improving Organic Crop Production with Enhanced Biofumigation and Composting Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $273,440.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: Tennessee
Principal Investigator:
Carl Sams
The University of Tennessee

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: canola, rapeseed
  • Fruits: berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Crop Production: cover crops, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Pest Management: botanical pesticides, economic threshold, mulching - plastic, soil solarization
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
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