Integrated Livestock in Fruit and Vegetable Production: Soil, Weed, & Food Safety Management
Research Impact Statement
This research and education project will assess the food safety impacts on apples, grapes, and vegetable of different livestock management practices and will test strategies including cover cropping, tilling, and various time intervals to safely mitigate risks. We will also measure the effects of livestock integration on weed presence, soil health, and crop vigor to assist producers in choosing effective management strategies. Using our data and research, we will provide education for growers through workshops, demonstrations, and publications.
Field research will begin in the Spring of 2019 across four study sites.
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