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
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)
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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