Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
The focus of the organic demonstration garden in 2000 was to conduct a third year trial on the use of copper wire in tomatoes for disease management, the most important problem in organic tomato production. There have been numerous reports about the successful use of copper wire and other organically approved methods, such as spraying with hydrogen peroxide, from growers nationwide. Results from the 1998 and 1999 Allee garden copper wire trials included increased tomato fruit production from plants containing the copper wire insert. Heirloom tomatoes were grown for the trial. The top five producers from the 1998 and 1999 trials were selected for the 2000 project.
Iowa State University
Rossiter, Colleen; Delate, Kathleen; and Shannon, Dennis, "Allee Demonstration Garden" (2001). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1769.