Sustainable Nutrient/Soil-borne Management in Organic Systems
My current research focuses on developing sustainable fertility and
soil-borne disease management strategies in organic (and conventional)
strawberries and vegetables in California. Agroecological principles are
used in my research to assess and improve sustainability of agricultural
production systems and food systems. Research projects include optimizing
anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) as an alternative to methyl bromide
fumigation, developing N fertility management strategies for organic
strawberries and organic broccoli, maintaining agroecosystem health in an
organic strawberry-vegetable rotation system (Elkhorn project), nitrogen
cycling at conventional and organic strawberry fields in California and in
Nanjing, China, and comparison of nitrate content in leafy vegetables from
organic and conventional farms in California (Nitrate in leafy vegetables).
Research interests: sustainable agriculture, indicators of sustainability, agroecology, agroecosystems, systems approach, nutrient cycling, soil quality, food quality, soil testing and plant analysis, organic farming, nitrate in leafy vegetables, Japanese agriculture.
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