Growing Organic Fruits and Vegetables for Local Farmer’s Markets

Project Overview

OS03-013
Project Type: On-Farm Research
Funds awarded in 2003: $9,925.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: South Carolina
Principal Investigator:

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Agronomic: corn, oats, potatoes, rye, soybeans, hay
  • Fruits: melons, berries (other), berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, beans, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, peas (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs

Practices

  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, market study
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: earthworms, soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, employment opportunities
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