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.
A top official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency took to the road this week to get feedback from farmers in Pennsylvania on how new enhancements to federal crop insurance are helping organic producers.
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
Earlier this year, Rodale Institute received a $98,036 grant from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to support the Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST)®.
By Renee Ciulla “Some food hubs are building infrastructure to store food year-round which creates an actual response to the question: ‘How can we feed a nation without big agriculture?’” noted Kate Petcosky, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Food Access … Continued
By Eric Skokan Fava beans are hard to beat for flavor, versatility and soil health. They remain somewhat unfamiliar to most Americans, and they come bearing baggage — rumor has it, fava beans are “difficult” in the kitchen. But … Continued
by Renee Ciulla The trend of eating healthy, local food and knowing the farmer who produced your food has moved far beyond the countryside. City residents play a significant role in the local food movement as well. In fact, when … Continued
By Gladis Zinati, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist Compost is a typical nutrient amendment used in small-scale agriculture, while large scale, mono-crop agriculture often is dependent on synthetic N-P-K fertilizers. Dan Hunsicker, a non-organic corn grower in Berks County, Pennsylvania, grows continuous corn … Continued
Managing agricultural wastes such as manure, spent silage, culled fruits and vegetables, and other organic residuals can be a significant burden to farming and greenhouse operations. As agricultural wastes increase on-site, so do the potentials for plant and animal pathogens … Continued