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dc.contributor.authorGual, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T18:01:52Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T18:01:52Z
dc.date.created2006
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/751
dc.description.abstractln a time of growing environmental concerns farming practices have been under intense scrutiny. Consumers have become increasingly concerned about the quality of their foods and from concern Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has grown in popularity. A common conception of CSA farms is that they are all the same. More specifically they are all organic resulting in soil quality being the same. A survey of soil quality was done to test this conception. Abiotic and biotic components alike were tested including; soil moisture, soil texture, nitrogen levels, invertebrate macrofauna diversity, and organic matter. Farms were also ranked based on organic practices. Farms tended to split in results based on farming methods used. Farms with an organic designation tended to have higher levels of components of soil health then farms without the designation. This study reflects the importance of consumer knowledge of the farm they choose based on individual wants.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectSoilen
dc.subjectQualityen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectSoutheasternen
dc.subjectWisconsinen
dc.titleSoil Quality Survey of Community Supported Agriculture Designated Farms of Southeastern Wisconsinen
dc.typeThesisen


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