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Blooming Prairie Foundation Supports Rodale Institute Project

The Blooming Prairie Foundation (BPF) awarded Rodale Institute $10,000 to support the “Nutritive Quality Assessment of Organically and Conventionally Grown Oats” project. This project serve the purpose of determining  if organically-managed oats can provide healthful products for consumers and increase … Continued

Organic Farming Research Foundation Awards Grant to Rodale Institute

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has awarded a $14,991 grant to Rodale Institute. Requested by Gladis Zinati, Rodale Institute Associate Research Scientist, this grant will fund the project “Field Evaluation of Designed Compost Extracts for Organic Weed Suppression” beginning … Continued

Rodale Institute Awarded Grant From Chipotle Cultivate Foundation

Earlier this year, Rodale Institute received a $98,036 grant from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to support the Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST)®. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started … Continued

Bat Research for Organic Insect Pest Management

Last month, the Rodale Institute was awarded a $15,000 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture and Research Partnership Grant to begin Bat Research for Organic Insect Pest Management. The two year project titled “Investigating Bat Activity in Various Agricultural Landscapes to Develop Organic … 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

Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) internships available!

Agriculture Supported Communications (ASC) internship 2016 Rodale Institute is now accepting applications for Internship Positions in the Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) Program for the 2016 growing season.  The ASC Program is a modified farm share program based on 5 acres … Continued