The Transition from Conventional to Low-input or Organic Farming Systems: Soil Biology, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Energy Utilization, Economics and Risk

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1994: $186,666.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $513,844.00
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Steven Temple
University of California

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, safflower, wheat
  • Vegetables: beans, tomatoes


  • Energy: energy use
  • Farm Business Management: risk management
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture, transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: soil chemistry, soil microbiology
    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.