Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

The UW-Madison Organic Agriculture Research Program is focused broadly on organic agricultural production, including vegetables, row crops and pastures. On this page you can find a (relatively) up to date listing of our program’s peer-reviewed publications, including recent publications by graduate students working with Dr. Silva.

This Page Is Currently In Development…

By Principle Investigator Dr. Erin Silva

Silva, E.M., V.M. Moore. 2017. Cover Crops as an Agroecological Practice on Organic Vegetable Farms in Wisconsin, USA. Sustainability 9(1):55 · January 2017.

Silva, E.M., R. Claypool, J. Munsch, J. Hendrickson, P. Mitchell, and J. Mills. 2014. Veggie Compass: A spreadsheet-based tool to calculate cost‐of‐production for diversified organic vegetable farmers. HortTechnology 24:394-402.

Silva, E.M. 2014. Management of five fall-sown cover crops for organic no-till production in the Upper Midwest. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 38:748-763.

Silva, E.M., F. Dong, P.D. Mitchell, and J. Hendrickson. 2014. Impact of marketing channels on perceptions of quality of life and profitability of Wisconsin’s organic vegetable farmers. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Firstview 1-11.

Pfeiffer, A., E. Silva, and J. Colquhoun. 2014. Innovation in Urban Agricultural Practices: Responding to Diverse Production Environments. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 29:1-14.

Silva, E.M. and G. Muller. 2013. Creating a Collaborative, Hands-on Program to Teach High School Students Organic Farming, HortTechnology 23:376–381.

Bruner, L., D.J. Eakes, G.J. Keever, J W. Baier, C.S. Whitman, P.R. Knight, J.E. Altland, and E.M. Silva. 2008. Butterfly Feeding Preferences of Lantana camara Cultivars and Lantana montevidensis ‘Weeping Lavender’ in the Landscape and Nectar Characteristics. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 26(1):9–18.

Falk, C., E. Silva, and P. Pao. 2006. From the Classroom to the Community: An Integrated Method for Research and Teaching of Organic Production. Revista Mexicana de Agronegocios. 19:1-16. In English and Spanish.

Silva, E.M., B. B. Dean, and L. K. Hiller. 2004. Patterns of floral nectar production of onion (Allium cepa L.) and the effects of environmental conditions. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129: 299-302.

Silva, E.M., B. B. Dean, and L.K. Hiller. 2003. Honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) foraging in response to pre-conditioning with onion flower scent compounds. J. Econ. Entomol. 96(5): 1510-1513.

Silva, E.M. and B. B. Dean. 2000. The effect of nectar composition and nectar concentration on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) visitations to hybrid onion flowers. J. Econ. Entomol. 93(4): 1216-1221.


By Graduate Students from the UW-Madison Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research Program

Moore, V.M., P.D. Mitchell, E.M. Silva, B.L. Barham. 2016. Cover Crop Adoption and Intensity on Wisconsin’s Organic Vegetable Farms. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40(7) · April 2016

Alexandra Lyon, Erin Silva, Jared Zystro & Michael Bell (2015)Seed and Plant Breeding for Wisconsin’s Organic Vegetable Sector: UnderstandingFarmers’ Needs, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 39:6, 601-624, DOI:10.1080/21683565.2015.1017786

Pfieffer, A., E.M. Silva, J. Colquhoun. 2015. Living mulch cover crops for weed control in small-scale applications. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems -1(4):1-9 · September 2015