Impact of Land Management of Practices on Winter Squash Yield and Post-Harvest Nutrient Density

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

By examining the bacteria, Archaea, and fungi living in soils, this project will provide insights on how farming practices and land management affect the microbes that make soils healthy. This information will help improve guidelines for growing squash and managing nutrients on farm fields.

Funded by: Pa. Department of Agriculture

Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan

Collaborators: Gladis Zinati (Rodale Institute); Lavanya Reddivari (Purdue University)

Project Years: 2020, 2021, 2022