Over one-hundred stakeholders gathered on May 19-20, 2009 in Kerhonkson, New York to explore the research, what works, and what we still need to learn about local and regional food systems.
Ecological weed management promotes weed suppression, rather than weed elimination, by enhancing crop competition and using diverse management practices.
Clean air and water, recycling of nutrients, crop pollination, weed and pest suppression: these are just a few of the services provided to us by the ecological systems that function within our agricultural fields.
Use cover crops to grow your own mulch right where it will be used to suppress weeds for your crops!
During the last few years we have conducted numerous trials at Penn State to assess the potential of various energy crops.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, with support from the USDA-Extension Service, has developed a series of publications called Agricultural Alternatives.