Development and Evaluation of Minimum-Tillage Vegetable Production Systems for Western Oregon

 To develop and evaluate integrated cover crop/strip-tillage systems for sweet corn, snap bean and broccoli production which enhance economic profitability and enhance soil conservation and water quality.


  • Modify existing strip-tillage equipment to improve efficiency and vegetable crop yields.
  • Compare the impacts of strip-tillage and conventional tillage systems on important horticultural and agroecological parameters.
  • Compare the economic performance of strip-tillage and standard practice tillage systems.