50 Results for biodiversity of soil

Literature Review: Crop & Livestock Integration

Organic Crops and Livestock Driven by consumer demand, organic food sales have increased from $3.6 billion in 1997 to $31.5 billion in 2013 (OTA, 2014) and $52.5 billion in 2018 […]

Updated on Aug 15, 2019

How to Create a Soil Community

The diverse ecosystems that are found in soil determine the productivity of the land. Without the billions of bacteria, millions of fungi and protozoa and the thousands of other critters […]

Updated on Apr 8, 2019

Overcoming Challenges of Reduced-Till Organic Corn

Organic grain producers have been relying on mechanical cultivation to manage weeds, using row cultivators between rows and rotary hoes or harrows over the rows. However, frequent soil cultivation weakens […]

Updated on Nov 12, 2018

Grow Roots to Put Soil Microbes to Work!

We’re in the processes of updating Rodale Institute’s Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change white paper to reflect the new science on soil carbon sequestration and we knew we needed to […]

Updated on Aug 27, 2020

‘Organic No-Till’ Helps Farmers Succeed

Organic farmers often rely on tillage to control weeds, but with the cover crop-based organic no-till systems, we’re seeing hpromising results of effective weed control, maintained productivity, and improved soil health.

Updated on Feb 18, 2021

The Leaders Who Founded the Organic Movement

Built on practices that increase soil health such as composting, crop rotation, and grazing animals on pasture, organic agriculture has grown into a global industry that is worth over $200 […]

Updated on Mar 16, 2021

Want Cleaner Water? Invest in Regenerative Agriculture

Clean water is one of the biggest environmental priorities in the world right now—it’s a critical resource that affects human health, biodiversity, and so much more. And it’s directly related […]

Updated on Mar 20, 2020

New Brief Shows Pesticides Damage Soil Health

A new brief by Friends of the Earth summarizes the scientific connection between pesticide use and the death of soil microbiotic communities, a key pillar of regenerative organic agriculture. Compiling […]

Updated on Sep 20, 2019