A case study of a New York State dairy farm is presented to highlight changes made in this farming system to enhance its economic and environmental sustainability. These changes include the use of integrated pest management and cover crops. Cow manure is also used to minimize commercial fertilizer inputs. This study examines the farmer's motivations for the changes made, the strategies employed to make the changes, and how the changes fit into the overall farm system. A partial budget analysis of the Integrated Pest Management practices is included.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Agronomy and Crop Science