April showers bring May flowers! Compost tea was applied to all of the bulbs around the farm and the cool rain is providing an excellent environment to spread the network of beneficial microorganisms in the soil. We are still waiting … Continued
(Reading, Pennsylvania) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced their new partnership with the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, to take their award-winning “Veggie Race” … Continued
While the use of black plastic is allowed within organic agriculture, it is inherently unsustainable as it is a petroleum-based product and difficult to recycle. Every acre of land farmed using a black plastic system produces 100-120 lb of waste … Continued
By Rick Carr Have you ever wished to reduce the trash that makes its way to the curb and ultimately to the landfill? According to the EPA, yard and food waste combined account for 25% of solid waste and nearly … Continued
Rodale Institute is accepting applications for an Online Assistant to help with our farmer tools. Primary responsibilities include ensuring weekly updates are made to the Organic Price Report. This staff member may work remotely. Time commitment: 8 hours/ week.
One of the biggest challenges farmers face while transitioning to organic cropping systems is weed management. Successfully managing weeds in organic systems requires a dramatic change in approach. Simply substituting organic herbicides for synthetic ones rarely works. Knowing your weeds … Continued
Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!
Conventional agricultural systems increase food production per acre but can deplete natural resources and degrade crop and environmental health. By implementing organic farming as an alternative production system, growers may substitute cultural and biological inputs for synthetically-made chemicals and fertilizers … Continued
Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? Well… This week we have something special for you! Usually, we have our staff provide the images for Farm Photo Friday, but today is different. Marty … Continued
For a generation of farmers raised on the idea that herbicides were the ultimate solution to weeds, creeping levels of resistance to chemical control opens the post-chemical chapter in weed management. Herbicide resistant “superweeds” have been identified on 14 million … Continued