I study the effect of cold stress on symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF) in cover crop legumes. I am also working with farmers and The Good Acre to implement on-farm trials of winter-hardy cover crops in high tunnels. Broadly, I am interested in small-scale organic agricultural research and practices, especially connecting research with farmers and the public in order to further soil health and sustainable production.
Perkus, E., A. Pfeiffer, C. Thurston, J.M. Grossman, F. Li. 2018. Options for Including Cover Crops in High Tunnel Rotations in the Northern U.S. eOrganic (Online Extension Journal), Oregon State University.