Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab Organic Farming Research
Over half of SASL projects are devoted to organic farming with a significant amount done on certified organic land. This includes a 22 acre certified organic field on the BARC campus, long-term organic managed plots as part of our Farming Systems Project and several on-farm projects.
SASL has been conducting on-farm research in collaboration with organic farmer Nick Maravell shown here sorting a crop of edible soybean.
Field Day for Organic Grain Farmers.
Organic projects include:
I. Organic Grain Crop Research in the Mid-Atlantic Region
1. Farming Systems Project (long-term comparison of two conventional versus three organic systems with differing rotation length)
2. Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Project (long-term comparison of reduced tillage systems)
3. No-Till Organic
II. Organic Specialty Crop Research in the Mid-Atlantic Region
1. Cover Crops