By Lori Stansberry, Founder of Pure Sprouts From time to time, a customer will ask us “Why aren’t there more local organic fruits available at Pure Sprouts?” As frustrating as it might be for fruit lovers in Pennsylvania, the answer … Continued
Concern over antibiotics in organic apples raises serious doubts for consumers, but is anyone telling the whole story? Our orchardist hasn’t had to use antibiotics on our apple trees here at Rodale Institute, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t consider … Continued
An update on the brown marmorated stink bug research at Rodale Institute created for the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) meeting, January 7, 2013.
The brown marmorated stink bug is a relatively new agricultural pest. It was accidentally introduced to Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s from Asia and can damage fruit and vegetable crops alike. Numbers of brown marmorated stink bugs have jumped considerably in recent … Continued
By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on September 28, 2004 Standing out in your field, surrounded by those amber waves of grain or rustling corn stalks, it is hard to imagine that the value of … Continued
By Laura Sayre Originally posted on May 11, 2004 The USDA Economic Research Service tells us that in 2001 (the most recent year for which totals are available) there were 12,189 acres of certified organic apple orchards nationwide, up from … Continued
Klaas responds to a question about last month’s column, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on December 16, 2003 From the Dakotas to the Texas Panhandle, the rural Great Plains has been losing people for 70 years, a slow demographic collapse. … Continued
By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on August 22, 2003 It rained again last night. I lay awake listening to the rain beating down in sheets against the windows, the rumble of approaching thunder, watching … Continued