Development of Sustainable Cropping Systems for Seedless Watermelon and Fall Lettuce in Rotation with Green Manures

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1996: $182,751.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $92,755.00
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
M. R. Reddy
NCA & T State University, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons


  • Crop Production: cover crops, no-till, nutrient cycling, application rate management, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, marketing management, market study, value added
  • Pest Management: mulches - killed
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation
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