Transition to Organic Vegetable Production by Large-Scale Conventional Farmers

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $123,399.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $128,246.00
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, celery, greens (leafy), onions
  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Crop Production: cover crops, double cropping, fallow, fertigation, municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, risk management
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, competition, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, physical control, prevention, trap crops, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, sustainability measures
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