Research

Growing a future that will nourish and sustain generations to come. A future built upon rich, healthy soil and into which we can sink our roots.


Rodale Institute is one of but a few organizations doing independent agricultural research in the field. We are not a “think tank”—we get our hands dirty around here. Our research department is committed to building healthy soil through organic practices and establishing research projects that…

…give farmers the tools and knowledge to increase soil health, crop quality and yields while simplifying farm management overall.

…ensure citizens feel confident the food they feed their families is good for them and for the world around them.

compost soil health weed management
pest management livestock organic certification
agro-forestry wastewater treatment
Climate Change