Soil Microbes and Bean Nutrients in Organic and Conventional Systems

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Little is known regarding soil microbes and nutrition levels in vegetables under different farming practices. We are connecting soil microbial community structure, extracellular enzyme activity, and nutrient density in green/black beans under conventional vs. organic farmings.

Funded by: Pa. Department of Agriculture

Principal Investigators: Jinjun Kan and Diana Oviedo Vargas

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

Project Year: 2022