“I have been waiting my whole professional life for the Organic Farmers Association! We as organic farmers need a strong voice in DC advocating our positions on organic issues—asking organic farmers what they really need and want and working with … Continued
What do yellow sticky cards tell us about beneficial insects and pests? Research scientists at Rodale Institute help vegetable growers combat a pest that can wipe out an entire crop in only a few days
Hendro Trihatmojo, a 2017 ASC intern and MESA exchange candidate, came from Indonesia to learn sustainable agricultural practices here at the Rodale Institute. He will be living at the Institute until November.
Post originally published in Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s Organic Matter Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017 Issue. No-Till and Insectary Strips for Organic Cucumber Production Researchers share organic management tips on maximizing yields, decreasing pest damage, and eliminating wilt
Researchers at Rodale Institute, Iowa State University, and the University of Minnesota are in the third year of a four-year project titled “Integrating Crops and Livestock in a Systems Approach to Enhance Organic Farm Stability, Safety and Resilience.” Funded by … Continued
Solid waste is not a typical topic of conversation. However, for 15 KU students enrolled in Introduction to Environmental Science (ENV100) it was the highlight of their afternoon. On Friday, March 24, Rodale Institute’s very own Compost Production Specialist, Rick … Continued
Beekeeping may seem uncomplicated and static, but with changing seasons, diseases, and agricultural trends, there’s always something new. Paul Wikerd, 97, has been beekeeping since he was 15 and along with Rodale Institute, he’s still learning. Wikerd recently purchased two … Continued
Rodale Institute and Kutztown University signed a cooperative agreement on Monday, Feb. 27, that will establish research affiliates for the mutual benefit of both institutions. The agreement will create opportunities for students to partner with university faculty and Rodale Institute personnel on field … Continued
The Rodale Institute announces a $5,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program and the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association. This funding will support Dr. Gladis Zinati’s research project entitled in the “Impact of Insectary Strips to Control Cucumber Beetles”.
Rodale Institute will be joining farmers across the country in celebrating this year’s CSA Day! According to the CSA Farming Report, the last Friday in February is the most popular day to sign up for a CSA farm share. Join us … Continued