Sharing our advances: Evaluating the use of plastic mulch and trickle irrigation systems in Asian vegetable production

Project Overview

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2003: $9,789.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Amy Carrington
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: broccoli, cucurbits, greens (leafy), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, double cropping, intercropping, application rate management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, budgets/cost and returns
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mulches - living, mulching - plastic
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: urban agriculture, community services, social networks, sustainability measures
    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.