Rodale Institute Chief Scientist, Dr. Kris Nichols, presented at the fifth annual Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS), August 5–8, 2016, in Waterville, Maine. This announcement recaps the four-day series, highlighting lectures, field trips and speakers. This announcement was written and published by Johnny's Select Seeds. (more…)
National Farmers Market Week (August 7-13, 2016) finds us at the peak of many popular summer crops’ productivity. Sweet corn, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and, of course, tomatoes are abundant at the markets, along with more exotic options such as eggplants and tomatillos. Wherever you live, now is a great time to get to your local farmers’ market to enjoy the fresh-picked flavors of summer. (more…)
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as of May 2010, over 20% of young veterans are unemployed. Moreover, recent data show that 45% of armed service members are from rural areas. Rodale Institute's Veteran Farmer Training Program assists veterans to start or continue farming and ranching operations in order to strengthen the American economy and provide livelihoods to our returning veterans. (more…)
Rodale Institute plans to establish satellite centers across the country. These "Regional Resource Centers" will help more farmers transition to organic operations. (more…)
The Plants Protecting Plants project is another one of Rodale Institute’s several ongoing experiments aimed at improving soil health.
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 by J.I. Rodale. During its 35 years existence, FST continues to demonstrate, through scientific research data, that organic farming is superior to conventional farming with regard to building the health of the soil. (more…)