We conduct applied research that helps small and mid-sized farms across the Southeast address challenges in organic production to ensure their long-term success.

Most of our research is headquartered out of our certified, organic Lomax Education & Research Farm, in Concord, North Carolina.

On certain projects, we partner with various member farms around North and South Carolina.

Current project:

  • Variety and trellising of cucumber production in high tunnels
    Research to evaluate optimal cucumber variety choices for Southeast high tunnel production and which trellising structure yields the highest profit.

Completed projects:

  • Growing lentils in the Southeast
  • Variety trials of strawberry production in high tunnels
  • How no-till methods and equipment compare at different scales
  • The efficacy of sprouting broccoli
  • The efficacy of organic (OMRI-approved) pesticides
  • Cost comparison of grafted heirloom tomato production in high tunnels