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
Dr. Andrew Smith recently joined Rodale Institute as the Director of our new Vegetable Systems Trial (VST).
The Blooming Prairie Foundation (BPF) awarded Rodale Institute $10,000 to support the “Nutritive Quality Assessment of Organically and Conventionally Grown Oats” project.
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)®.
Last month, the Rodale Institute was awarded a $15,000 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture and Research Partnership Grant to begin Bat Research for Organic Insect Pest Management. The two year project titled “Investigating Bat Activity in Various Agricultural Landscapes to Develop Organic … Continued
Soil-borne seed infecting pathogens are a serious constraint to greenhouse and field production systems of many agricultural crops, particularly where direct seeding is practiced. Conventional farming operations often use fumigants and chemical seed treatments for controlling plant pathogens. However, these … Continued
Dr. Gladis M. Zinati and Jeff Moyer Associate Research Scientist, Executive Director Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530 The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), native to Japan, South Korea, and China, has emerged as … Continued
By Joshua Learn, E&E reporter Greenwire: Monday, May 12, 2014 Pollination works best and leads to more productive crop yields when several kinds of bee species are involved, new research suggests. Researchers from North Carolina State University found that blueberries … Continued
By Coach Mark Smallwood This Earth Day we have a global community in crisis. A terrifying climate trend that has the American people…yawning? A recent poll shows people nearly across the board rate climate change near the bottom of their … Continued