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What is Sustainable Agriculture?
Every day, farmers and ranchers develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel and fiber sustainably. The expertise of farmers, ag professionals, and others in the ag community is invaluable when coming up with sustainable solutions to agricultural challenges.Learn More
Intercropping Cowpea with Vegetables Can Increase Yields
GREENSBORO, North Carolina- Intercropping cowpea with vegetable crops can increase yields up to 50% according to a new report from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Cowpea is a nitrogen-fixing legume originally domesticated in Africa. Known for its black-eyed peas that are common in southern cooking, it has a high tolerance for sandy, […]
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a decentralized competitive grants and education program operating in every state and territory.
Using Wood Chips to Control Weeds
SSARE funding helps Virginia farmer develop new control strategies.
About Southern SARE
Southern SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, researchers, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s South, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Thanks to the support of the SARE program, we have been able to evaluate strategies for growers to manage southern potato leaf blight in potatoes. The threats to the sustainability of crops by emerging plant diseases create the need to seek solutions and support producers to maintain the sustainability of agricultural systems. SARE directly contributes to these fundamental pillars.