Natalie Lounsbury

Natalie Lounsbury, NRESS

Research Topic

Investigating the Practical, Agroecological, and Socio-economic Aspects of Using Tarps to Facilitate No-till Vegetable Production with High-residue Cover Crops

Previous Awards and Activities

  • Future Leaders in Science Award (ASA-CSSA-SSSA), 2018
  • University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Outstanding Graduate Student, 2013
  • G.A. Harris Fellowship (Decagon Devices), 2011

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Lounsbury, N., Warren, N., Wolfe, S., & Smith, R. (n.d.). Investigating tarps to facilitate organic no-till cabbage production with high-residue cover crops. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-7. doi:10.1017/S1742170518000509
  • Lounsbury, N., & Weil, R. (2015). No-till seeded spinach after winterkilled cover crops in an organic production system. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 30(5), 473-485. doi:10.1017/S1742170514000301


  • B.A., Cornell University, 2005
  • M.S., University of Maryland, 2013

Related Link

No-till vegetables: harnessing the power of cover crops