New Farm


Making Change in the Organic Industry

Guest post by Peggy Miars, Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) The organic standards are designed to be flexible and responsive to change. As new nonsynthetic alternatives become available, fewer synthetic materials are allowed for organic production. We are always learning about … Continued

Why One Little Insect Has the Power to Collectively Change the World

Well, I’ll bee! Why One Little Insect Has the Power to Collectively Change the World Guest post by Lydia Henshaw: Founder, Sow Organic The powerlifters of the insect world, bees are fundamental to sustainable living. While their ecological significance has long … Continued

Rodale Institute is pursuing a novel seed treatment to reduce plant disease

Soil-borne seed infecting pathogens are a serious constraint to greenhouse and field production systems of many agricultural crops, particularly where direct seeding is practiced. Conventional farming operations often use fumigants and chemical seed treatments for controlling plant pathogens. However, these … Continued