Use of Tobacco Transplant Houses and Other Types of Greenhouse Structures to Produce Alternative Crops

Organization:
North Carolina State University
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to identify alternative crops for both tobacco transplant and standard greenhouses. Funds are to be used to support the following activities: (1) identify & test potential contract crops for wetland restoration and water garden plants in float bed houses; (2) experiment with summer and organic hydroponic production systems for lettuce and basil; (3) set up demonstrations comparing various types of greenhouses, production systems and alternative crops; and, (4) disseminate findings of the research.

Contact:
Ms. Karen A. Roddy 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 252-985-9868
Areas Served:
Ashe, Burke, Yancey, Graham, Wilson, Forsyth, Stanly, Columbus, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Person, Wake, Lee, Harnett, Polk, Union, Randolph, Moore

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