Sustaining urban fringe farming on coastal plain soils
The New Jersey state program focuses on soil health improvement strategies for the Coastal Plain soils, which comprise 60% of New Jersey and much of its cropland. The health of these soils is diminished due to intensive cultivation. Over the next three years (2011-2014) our project will conduct education about two primary approaches for soil improvement - innovative use of uncomposted municipal leaf waste as an amendment to build organic matter and alternative cover crops and rotations that can integrate with existing high value crops.
Read an overview of the soil health improvement education project.
See the full New Jersey state program plan.
Read highlights from the first year's accomplishments.