Introducing Alternative Crops Into Traditional Cotton-Grain Farming to Aid Transition To "Freedom to Farm" Agriculture

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1998: $114,279.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $114,279.00
Region: Southern
State: Texas
Principal Investigator:
Roland E. Roberts
Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: cotton, peanuts, rye, sorghum (milo), sunflower, wheat
  • Vegetables: beans, peppers


  • Crop Production: intercropping, strip tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, agricultural finance, risk management
  • Pest Management: economic threshold, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: holistic management, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, social psychological indicators, sustainability measures
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