Projects Completed in 2022

The following is a list of projects completed between April 1 and December 31, 2022.

Farmer Grants

FNE21-984: Solarization or Occultation? Optimizing Tarping for Soil Health and Productivity in No-Till Vegetable Production
Nic Cook, Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, VT

FNE20-96: Evaluation of Apple Cultivars for Hard Cider Production in the Northeast
Todd Parlo, Walden Heights Nursery & Orchard, Walden, VT

Graduate Student Grants

GNE21-250: Quantifying How Soil Aggregate Size Impacts Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Manure Injection
Sarah Brickman (Heather Darby Advisor)

Partnership Grants

ONE19-331: The Ag Engineering Podcast: Tools, Tips and Techniques for Improving Sustainability on Your Farm
Andrew Chamberlin, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

ONE19-333: Developing Pest and Fertility Best Practices for Industrial Hemp
Heather Darby, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

ONE20-361: Assessment of a Collaborative Milk Shed in Lamoille County, Vermont
Silene DeCiucies, Center for an Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, VT

ONE20-375: Expanding Farm Partnerships to Trial Human-Urine-Derived Fertilizer on New Crops
Abraham Noe-Hays, Rich Earth Institute, Brattleboro, VT

ONE19-348: Building a Resilient Farmer Network in the Face of Climate Disruption
Nancy LaRowe, Vital Communities, White River Junction, VT

ONE20-358: Exploring Low-Phosphorous Wool Pellets as Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner for Vegetables
Terence Bradshaw, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Professional Development Grants

ENE18-149: Developing Technical Skills of Service Providers in the Northeast to Assist Farmers with Transition to No-Till
Heather Darby, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Research & Education Grants

LNE19-373: New England Cider Apple Program: Optimizing Production for High-Value Markets
Terence Bradshaw,  University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 

Research for Novel Approaches Grants

LNE19-391R: Turn the Tap: Integrated Research to Support Sustainable Irrigation Practices on Northeast Vegetable Farms
Joshua Faulkner, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT