Research and Resources

Want to delve deeper into some of the topics the Accokeek Foundation discusses during programs and events? Check out these resources from over 65 years of research and innovation.

Accokeek Foundation Research Reports

From tobacco to hogs to onions, you can find a variety of research reports on colonial agriculture. Please note the publication year and take into consideration that the terms and approaches used in these reports do not necessarily reflect the standards of today.  

Corn: The Production of a Subsistence Crop on the Colonial Potomac

David O. Percy

1977

Investigations into the Origin and Evolution of Zea Mays (Corn)

Richard J. Dent

1979

The Development of Wheat Growing in America

Charles Leach

1981

Colonial Berries: Small Fruits Adapted to American Agriculture

Charles Leach

1983

Orchard Fruits in the Colonial Chesapeake (Part 1)

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Flowers and Flowering Bushes in the Colonial Chesapeake

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1984

"Heaven's Favorite Gift:" Viticulture in Colonial Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1984

Comparative Agriculture Research Project, 1985

Mary Ann Klein

1987

"English" Grains Along the Colonial Potomac

David O. Percy

1977

Update on Maize

Phileo Nash and R. Joseph Dent

1978

Root Crops in Colonial America

Charles Leach

1984

The Cultivation and Use of the Onion Family in the Colonial Chesapeake Region

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1983

Orchard Fruits in the Colonial Chesapeake (Part 2)

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Exotic Vegetables in the Colonial Chesapeake

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1983

Seed Saving Techniques of the National Colonial Farm

Mary Ann Klein

1984

Of Fast Horses, Black Cattle, Woods Hogs and Rat-Tailed Sheep: Animal Husbandry Along the Colonial Potomac

David O. Percy

A Conflict of Values: Agricultural Land in the United States

Martha J. Daughdreill and Monica L. Heppel

Farmers and Future: Opinions and Views of Maryland Farmers

David O. Percy, Robert Ware Strauss, Charles Leach and Jodi Palmour

1983

Forage Crops in the Colonial Chesapeake

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1983

Colonial Poultry Husbandry Around the Chesapeake Bay

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1983

Honey, Maple Sugar and other Farm Produced Sweeteners in the Colonial Chesapeake

Elizabeth Brown Pryor

1983

Comparative Agriculture Research Project, 1986

Mary Ann Klein

1987

Tobacco Talks

Explore the human side of Tidewater tobacco culture, past and present. Download pre-recorded interviews and talks highlighting the varying Native perspectives and experiences of the people connected to this interesting plant. 

 

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