Sustainable Crop Production

Sustainable Crop Production

Sustainable Crop Production

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Individual presentations from the Sustainable Crop Production session were:

I. The Wisconsin Healthy Grown Potato Initiative 

This new pest management regime enables certified growers to market under the nation's first eco-brand for potatoes. Learn how project partners are developing a whole-farm standard that balances the management of resources on the farm. 
Deana Sexson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

II. Developing Integrated Vegetable Systems

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After two decades of research on vegetable crops, Midwest researchers hope to develop systems approaches that better integrate farmers into the research process. Explore the relevant research questions for the next two decades for Midwestern vegetable production. 
John Masiunas, University of Illinois

III. Northwest Farmer to Farmer Exchange (F2FX)

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Sixteen experienced Northwest organic farmers worked to improve sustainability on their farms and run tests using potatoes as a model crop. In their farmer-to-farmer exchange program, they are helping partners at Oregon State University gather problems and solutions. 
Alex Stone, Oregon State University

IV. Farmer Networks and Pesticide Reduction

Farmer networks are helping growers of high-value crops develop systems to manage crops with minimal pesticides. Learn how growers of potatoes, wine grapes, almonds, tomatoes and sweet potatoes use networks and others tools to reduce pesticide risk. 
Michelle Miller, UW-Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. 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.