By Neal Kerschner – Training the Next Generation of Organic Researchers What effect does organic farming have on soil’s ability to retain water and the amount of organic matter present in the soil? Abdel Alfahham, a graduate student from the … Continued
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Rodale Institute is partnering with Stroud Water Research Center to conduct an exciting new research project focusing on linkages between agriculture, soil health and water quality. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Avondale, PA. … Continued
Nodulation Differences Between Organic and Conventional Systems Dr. Kris Nichols, Chief Scientist, Dr. Emmanuel Omondi, Research Director – Farming Systems Trial, Jeff Moyer, Executive Director, and Ross Duffield, Farm Manager
By Jesse Barrett – Rodale Institute, Organic Allentown Program Manager After assisting Rodale Institute Research Technicians, Tara Caton and Emily Lesher, with collecting the zero to twenty centimeter soil samples from our FST (Farming Systems Trial) fields, I was left … Continued
By Jesse Barrett – Rodale Institute, Organic Allentown Program Manager When you ask a person, “What is organic agriculture?” you will probably get a different response from each person that you ask. Most people respond to the question with answers … Continued
Nutrient Density Comparison Between Organic and Conventionally Grown Oats By Marisa Wagner and Emmanuel Omondi (Ph.D.) The Farming Systems Trial (FST) at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agriculture. FST was established in 1981 … Continued
Rodale Institute Executive Director, Jeff Moyer, Associate Research Scientist, Dr. Gladis Zinati, and other credited experts contributed to a research publication facilitated by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. This publication discusses cover crop management and starter fertilizer considerations for producers interested in organic … Continued
In its 35th year of existence, the Farming Systems Trial (FST) at Rodale Institute continues to demonstrate, through scientific research data, that organic farming is superior to conventional systems with regard to building, maintaining and replenishing the health of the … Continued
The Blooming Prairie Foundation (BPF) awarded Rodale Institute $10,000 to support the “Nutritive Quality Assessment of Organically and Conventionally Grown Oats” project.
Earlier this year, Rodale Institute received a $98,036 grant from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to support the Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST)®.