A Cover Crop System for Sustainable Grape Production in California - Beyond the Transition Phase

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $122,559.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Federal Funds: $120,000.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $143,467.00
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Frank G. Zalom
University of California

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: oats, rye
  • Fruits: grapes


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, intercropping, strip tillage, stubble mulching, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance
  • Pest Management: biological control, competition, cultural control, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, trap crops, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: public participation
    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.