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Current Experiments

After more than a year of preparation, 2014 was our first full growing season and we only tested untreated controls. For the 2015 growing season, we focused on crop production techniques and only a few pesticide applications were made. For the 2016 growing season, procedures and practices are being developed for use in future plant disease studies including the evaluation of synthetic vs. organic insecticide treatments. Our goal is to use the least toxic treatment for insect control as possible to obtain acceptable levels of crop damage. In contrast to experiments in future years, treatment regiments have not been pre-defined and are being determined on an as needed basis. Some crops may not require any insecticide treatment at all. We are also trying to establish when we really need to use herbicides versus when weeds can be controlled entirely by cultural practices and cultivation. In 2017, we will be continuing these efforts and collecting data on the natural levels of plant diseases on the farm for the purpose of establishing future experimental protocols. In 2018, we will begin evaluating fungicides and organic plant disease treatments. If you live in the Triangle area, you can purchase harvested fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains from these experiments at our produce stand, as well as for purchasing the produce from a specific research plot after harvest. Even if you don't live in NC, you can still sponsor a research plot and have your name put on the treatment stake.

2016 Synthetic vs. Organic Insectides Annuals Field Experiment

Details coming soon.

2016 Synthetic vs. Organic Insectides Perennials Field Experiment

Details coming soon.

Coming soon. Our databases are still in development. Drill-down capabilities to review field observations and sponsorships for the 2016 growing season.

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