Managing Soil Biota in Low-Input and Organic Farming Systems to Enhance Soil Fertility

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $175,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $43,750.00
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Kate Scow
University of California, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, safflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans, tomatoes


  • Animal Production: manure management, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Soil Management: organic matter, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
    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.