Impact of Pesticides on Soil and Vegetables Grown in Organic and Conventional Systems in a Long-Term Vegetable System Trial

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project characterizes microbial soil health through detailed community structure of bacteria and fungi and determines the relationship of microbial structure with application of pesticides under conventional and organic cropping systems in the Vegetable Systems Trial.

Funded by: Pa. Department of Agriculture

Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan

Collaborators: Gladis Zinati (Rodale Institute); John Fagan (Penn State University)

Project Year: 2022