Verification of Parasitism of Striped Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits Using Molecular Analyses Gladis Zinati1,*, Tara Caton2, Andrew Smith3, Kris Nichols4, Emily Lesher5, and Dana Smith6 1Associate Research Scientist, 2Senior Lab Technician, 3Director of Vegetable Systems Trial, 4Chief … Continued
Organic Farming Program Receives $498,706 USDA Grant Funds to help Rodale Institute and Delaware Valley University prepare a new generation of organic farmers.
Piglets weaned from their mother are given ear tags for identification and tracking while they grow. Rick Carr, Rodale Institute’s Compost Production Specialist and Animal Husbandry Intern June Chiango tagged 17 piglets this week. These piglets will be part of … Continued
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) solicited public input on the emerging needs and opportunities in food and agricultural research, education, and extension through the initiative, “NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives.” The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) … Continued
People often say it takes a village to raise a child. But as Rodale Institute’s executive director Jeff Moyer learned on a recent trip to India, sometimes it takes a special individual to raise a village. While in New Delhi … Continued
The awesome power of microbial decomposition is all the more evident despite outside temperatures dropping below freezing. This morning, Rick Carr, Compost Production Specialist turned a new compost pile containing manure, food waste, vegetable matter, leaves and other yard debris.
For the last six years Rodale Institute and OIA, a certifying body for organic agriculture in Argentina, have been participating in an exchange program. With high-hopes to share research, agricultural practices, farming experiences, and more importantly, build new relationships between … Continued
The Organic Farmers Association calls on the USDA to implement the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule (OLPP) without delay. The OLPP or “animal welfare” rule would allow the National Organic Program to consistently enforce stronger animal welfare standards on … Continued
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The Organic Farmers Association recently announced their 2017-2018 Policy Priorities, including policy positions on hot organic issues such as hydroponics, animal welfare, organic checkoff and the farm bill.