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Ten Years of SARE

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North Central Region Crop Production Projects

Using Small Grain Cover Crop Alternatives to Diversify Crop Rotations (LNC97-116)
Farmer-Designed Research on the Use of Legumes in Sustainable Dryland Cropping Systems (LNC97-104)
Kentucky Blue Grass Management and Variety Evaluation for Sustainable Seed Production in Western Nebraska and Surrounding Area (FNC97-200)
Long-Term Benefits of Cover Crops and Crop Rotations (FNC97-196)
The Economics of Seed Saving on Three Biological Farms in Western Michigan (FNC97-189)
Trees for Food (FNC97-184)
Comparing Controlled Microbial Systems (CMS) Composting to Conventional Composting to Piled Feedlot Manure (FNC97-181)
Converting Unproductive Woodlands Into a Profitable Shade-Plant Nursery (FNC97-175)
Feasibility of Corn Stalk Ash as a Fertilizer Source (FNC97-173)
Innovative Farmers Seeking Lowest Nitrogen Rates for Corn on Sandy Soils to Protect Ground Water (FNC97-166)
Using Forages and Grazing Systems as an Alternative to Crop Production on Michigan Muck Soils (FNC96-155)
Cover Crop Inter-Row Seeder for Row Crops (FNC96-153)
Comprehensive Integrated Agroforestry Project (FNC96-148)
Multiple-Site Evaluation of Cover Crops Established in Wheat Stubble (FNC96-136)
Corn Starch Amendment for Marginal Soils (FNC96-133)
Reduced Chemical Inputs in Alternative Potato Farming Systems (LNC95-86)
The Effect of Spring Seeded Annual Medic genus Medicago, on Weed Management and Soil Quality in Corn Production (LNC95-79)
Implementing Sustainable and Organic Practices Using Rotary Tillage and No-Till Equipment to Farm in 30' Strips that Will Meet ASCS Erosion Mandates (FNC95-99)
Living Mulches in Minnesota Wheat (FNC95-91)
Interseeding Field Peas and Yellow Mustard for Enhanced Moisture Retention and Harvesting Ease in a No-Till Cropping System (FNC95-90)
Identifying Management Practices that Enhance the Probability of Producing Quality Durum Wheat for Pasta (FNC95-128)
Improving Ground and Surface Water Quality by Reducing Commercial Fertilizer Applications to Fields Receiving Livestock Manure Applications (FNC95-125)
Cover Crop Management in the Upper Midwest (FNC95-117)
Nitrogen Management on Sandy Soils for Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Corn Production (FNC95-113)
Barley Breeding by the Public (FNC95-111)
Measuring Nitrogen Benefits of a Hairy Vetch Cover Crop for Corn Production and Evaluating a Portable Soil Nitrate Test Kit (FNC95-108)
Sustaining Row Crop and Fine Hardwood Productivity through Alley Cropping: On-Farm Demonstration, Research, and Economic Evaluation of an Integrated System (LNC94-72)
Economic and Ecological Analyses of Farms and their Component Practices to Promote Crop Rotation and Cover Crop Systems (LNC94-70)
Integrated System for Sustainability of High Value Field Crops (LNC94-64)
Hairy Vetch in Minimum-Till Organic Rotation (FNC94-87)
Strip Cropping in a Four-Crop Rotation (FNC94-63)
Continuing Study Relating Potassium Uptake to Manure and Tillage (FNC94-60)
Annual Medics: New Legumes for Sustainable Farming Systems in the Midwest (LNC93-58)
Soil Conservation and Residue Management Demonstration (FNC93-52)
Producing and Processing Sweet Sorghum in the Upper Midwest (FNC93-46)
Comparing Composted and Raw Manure in Crop Production (FNC93-45)
Clear Hilum Organic Soybean Trials (FNC93-41)
Potassium Uptake in Relation to Manure Application and Tillage Practices (FNC93-39)
Utilizing a Portable Scale to Evaluate Crop and Livestock Production (FNC93-31)
Winter Rye as Companion Crop in Establishment of Alfalfa (FNC93-29)
No-Tilling Hairy Vetch into Crop Stubble and CRP Acres (FNC93-28)
Contour Strip Intercropping and Rotations to Reduce Soil Erosion and Energy Costs in Production Systems (LNC92-46)
On-Farm Research and Demonstration of Ridge Tillage for Sustainable Agriculture (LNC92-44)
Development of a Sustainable Crop Rotation System (FNC92-25)
Strip Tilling Sunflowers into Small Grain Residue (FNC92-16)
Weed Control in Sugar Beet Production Utilizing Ridge Tillage and Cover Crops (FNC92-13)
Converting Windrower into an Efficient, Affordable Compost Turner (FNC92-09)
Annual Alfalfa and Berseem Clover Interseeded into Winter Wheat for Fall Grazing and Green Manure (FNC92-04)
Comparing Various Rates and Application Methods of Liquid Swine Manure in Grain Sorghum Production (FNC92-03)
Evaluation of Ridge Tiling with and without Herbicides (FNC92-02)
Evaluation of Various Legumes for Use as Green Manure Cover Crops (FNC92-01)
Legume Management Research for VA Mycorrhizal Enhancement in Potato Production (LNC91-41)
Improving the Ecology of Corn Production and Testing Perennial Alternatives to Silage Corn (LNC91-35)
Strip Cropping Systems to Reduce Energy Inputs and Optimize Profitability (LNC91-34)
Synchrony and Contribution of Legume Nitrogen for Grain Production Under Different Tillage Systems (LNC89-25)Crop Rotation, Legume Intercropping and Cultural Pest Control as Substitutes for Purchased Inputs in a Cash Grain Cropping System (LNC89-24)
Effect of Tillage and Weed Control Alternatives on Crop Rotations (LNC88-17)A Research/Extension Awareness Program for Low-Input Agriculture in Ohio (LNC88-15)
Substituting Legumes For Fallow in U.S. Great Plains Wheat Production (LNC88-10)
Agronomic and Economic Analyses of Alternative Small Grain/Row Crop Production Systems for the Northern Plains (LNC88-09)
Development of Organic Nitrogen Availability Functions for a Nitrogen Management Model (LNC88-06)
Low-Input Ridge Tillage System for the Corn Belt (LNC88-03)
Integration of Conservation Tillage, Animal Manures, and Cultural Pest Control in Corn (LNC88-01)

Northeast Region Crop Production Projects
North Central

Sustainable Phosphorous Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn Production in the Northeast USA (LNE97-93)
Demonstration of Narrow Row Corn Production in New York (LNE97-91)
Nutrient Retention and Humus Formation in Various Bedding Materials (FNE97-186)
Diversifying an Organic Grain System: Spring Wheat & Edible Bean Variety Trials (FNE97-185)
Cover Crop Interseeding into Soybeans at Time of Last Cultivation: Adapting Experimental Results into Practical, Farm-Scale Methods (FNE97-179)
Comparison of Weed control and Soil Erosion Control in 15" row Corn vs 30" row Corn (FNE97-170)
Evaluating Forage Quality and Yield in Pastures in the Shenandoah Valley (FNE97-168)
Covercropping Strategies for the Intercropping of Clovers with Corn and Cereal Crops (FNE95-95)
Sorghum Syrup Production in Vermont (FNE95-114)
Seed Saving and Biodiversity in the Northeastern United States (LNE96-78)
Growing Potatoes Organically 3 Different Ways (FNE96-154)
Economical Analysis of Kenaf Grown with Different Nutrient Sources (FNE96-147)
An Evaluation of Chinese Medicinal Herbs as Field Crops in the Northeast (FNE96-144)
Economic Comparison & Weed Control Observation of 15" Row Corn vs. 30" Row Corn (FNE96-128)
Improving Potato Seed Performance (FNE96-123)
Feasibility of No-till Frost Seeding (FNE96-116)
Development of Sustainable Cropping Systems for New York Cash Crop Producers (LNE94-51/ANE92-08)
Sorghum/Soybean Forage Mixture--Is it a good alternative to corn silage for the Northeast? (FNE94-60)
Community Supported Composting (FNE94-58)
Innovative Uses of Leaf Compost for the Modern Farmer/Grower (FNE94-48)
An Integrated Extension/Research Program for Replacing Herbicides with Mechanical Cultivation in New York State (LNE93-34)
Integrating Stewardship Forestry into Total Farm Management (LNE93-37)
Increasing Options for Cover Cropping in the Northeast (FNE93-14)
Evaluation of a Fiber Flax Production System as a Low Input, Alternative Crop for Northern New England (FNE93-11)
Nutrient Management for Potatoes Used for Potato Chips (FNE93-10)
Development and Evaluation of an Alternative Ice House Refrigeration System (FNE93-06)
Use of the Pasture Disk Meter to Promote Wider Use of Conservation Winter Covers by Providing a Rapid Method of Accurately Measuring Winter Legume Nitrogen (ANE91-03)
Improving Crop Adaptation to Alternative Systems (ANE91-01/LNE91-25)
Sustainable SOD Production for the Northeast (LNE90-24)
Alternative Cropping Systems for Low-Input Agriculture in the Northeast (LNE88-09)
Accelerating the Adoption of Low-Input Sustainable Systems for Field Crops (LNE88-04)

Southern Region Crop Production Projects
North Central

Sustainable Wheat Management Systems (FS97-63)
Maximizing Corn Production through Tillage Methods, Cultivar and Fertilization in the Mountains of Southeast Kentucky (FS97-62)
Effects of Conservation Tillage on Water Quality in Southern Texas (FS97-50)
Alternatives to Chemicals in the Peanut Cotton Rotation (FS96-44)
The Production of Bromus Willdenowii Kunth Prairie Grass (Grasslands Matua) and Bromus Stamineus Desv. Grazing Brome (Grassland Gala) in the Tennessee Valley as an Alternative to Fescue and Ryegrass (FS96-41)
Clover Cover Crops, Weed Management and Consumer Tolerance to Insect Damage (FS94-16)
Site-Specific Applications of Seed/Fertilizer/ Chemicals (FS94-10)
Transitioning to Sustainable Methods in Sugarcane Farming (AS94-17)
Intercropping Small Grains and Lupin for Sustainable On-Farm Utilization (LS94-62)
Warm-Season Forage Grasses as Rotations for Sustaining Profitable Peanut Production (LS93-51)
Sustainable Whole Farm Grain/Silage Production Systems for the Southeast (LS93-53)
Cover Crop Integration Into Conservation Production Systems For Cotton and Sorghum (LS93-55)
Farm Scale Evaluation of Alternative Cotton Production Systems (LS92-47)
Use of Organic Nitrogen Sources for Sweetpotatoes: Production Potential and Economic Feasibility (LS92-45)
Utilization of Winter Legume Cover Crops for Pest and Fertility Management in Cotton (LS91-40)
Improved Nitrogen Use-Efficiency in Cover Crop Based Production Systems (LS91-35)
Development of a Low-Input Multiple Cropping System for Small-Scale Farms (LS89-16)
Enhancing Farmer Adoption and Refining of a Low-input Soybean-Wheat System (LS89-12)
A Comparison of Cropping Systems Managed Conventionally or with Reduced Chemical Input (LS88-09)
Low-input Reduced Tillage Crop Production Systems for the Southern United States (LS88-07)
Demonstration of No-Till Cotton Production Using Best Management Practices (FS95-23)
Demonstration of No-Tillage Grain Production for Soil and Moisture Conservation (FS95-22)
Use of Organic Nitrogen Sources for Sweet Potatoes: Production Potential and Economic Feasibility (AS92-06)

Western Region Crop Production Projects
North Central

Advancing Sustainable Potato Production in the Northwest (SW97-074)
Decomposition and Nutrient Release Dynamics of Cover Crop Materials (SW97-045)
Sustainable Culture of the Edible Red Seaweed Gracilaria parivspora Abbott in Traditional Hawaiian Fishponds (SW97-25)
No-till Forage Establishment to Improve Soil and Water Conservation and Reduce Associated Production Risks (SW97-12)
Sustainable Crop Production Practices with Mixed Leguminous and Non-leguminous Cover Crops (SW97-11)
Alternative Cropping for the Navajo Reservation (FW97-065)
Small Farm Harvest Labor Reduction Project (FW97-051)
Non-irrigated Alfalfa Performance Trial, Benewah County, Idaho (FW97-049)
Dryland Corn Production in Columbia and Walla Walla Counties (WA) (FW97-046)
Value Added Wheat Production (FW97-042)
Increased Forage Production during Alfalfa Crop Rotation Years in Johnson Canyon, Utah: Biological Control of Scotch and Bull Thistle on Disturbed Alfalfa Pastures (FW97-038)
Bamboo Alternative Crop for Southwest Washington (FW97-010)
Using Truffles to Enhance Douglas Fir Production on a Small Family Farm (FW97-007)
Identification of Management Practices and Cultivars for Organic Hard-Winter Wheat Production (SW96-32)
Potential of a Corn/Annual Medic Intercropping System for Weed Control, Reduced Soil Erosion and Improved Forage Production (SW96-29)
Establish More Efficient and Biological Practice for Bringing Forest Land into Agricultural Use through Sustainable Development Using Indigenous Species in Alaska (FW96-082)
Achieving Sustainability in San Juan County Hay Fields (FW96-055)
Test Plot Demonstration for Organically Produced Small Grains, Phase II (FW96-046)
Alternative Crop Production in a "Direct Seed Annual Crop Intense Rotation Program" (FW96-041)
Improved Nitrogen Utilization and Herbicide Reduction Through Relay Intercropping (FW96-014)
Establish More Efficient and Biological Practice for Bringing Forest Land into Agricultural Use through Sustainable Development Using Indigenous Species in Alaska (FW95-111)
Relay/Cover Crop for Corn (FW95-100)
Evaluation of Alternative Crops in Dryland Multi-Crop Rotations on Farms in the Northeastern Colorado Region (FW95-047)
Test Plot Demonstration for Organically Produced Small Grains (FW95-003)
The Transition from Conventional to Low-Input or Organic Farming Systems: Soil Biology, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Energy Utilization, Economics, and Risk (SW94-17)
Fall-Planted Cover Crops in Western Washington: A Model for Sustainability Assessment (SW94-08)
Introduction of Cover Crops Into Annual Rotation in Northern California (AW93-14)Calibration of Pre-Sidedress Soil Nitrate Test to Improve Nitrogen Management on Dairy Farms (AW93-11)
Development of Winter Wheat Cover Crop Systems for Weed Control in Potatoes (LW91-27)
Canola, Rapeseed, and Spring Pea as Enhancers of Soil Nutrient Available and Crop Productivity in Cereal Rotations (Cropping Rotations Directly Linked to Barley Yields) (AW91-03)
Low-Input Legume/Cereal Rotations for the Northern Great Plains/Intermountain Region (LW89-14)
Cereal-Legume Cropping Systems: Nine Case Studies in the Dryland, Small Grains-Fallow Area of the Inland Northwest and High Plains (LW89-12)
Planning Funds to Support Development of a Proposal on Low-Input Rice Production in Northern California (LW88-10)

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