Economic and Environmental effects of Compost use for Sustainable Vegetable Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1999: $153,969.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Greg Evanylo
Virginia Tech

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: rye
  • Vegetables: sweet corn, tomatoes


  • Animal Production: manure management
  • Crop Production: cover crops, municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.