Bipartisan Support for Increased Funding for Research on Organic Agriculture On July 20th, state legislators gathered at Rodale Institute to announce $500,000 in appropriations funding dedicated to the Institute’s research on organic methods. “I’ve watched as the research has grown … Continued
By Neal Kerschner – Training the Next Generation of Organic Researchers What effect does organic farming have on soil’s ability to retain water and the amount of organic matter present in the soil? Abdel Alfahham, a graduate student from the … Continued
Rodale Institute is partnering with Stroud Water Research Center to conduct an exciting new research project focusing on linkages between agriculture, soil health and water quality. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Avondale, PA. … Continued
Dr. Andrew Smith, environmental scientist and organic farmer, aims to connect soil health with human health in new role as head of Rodale Institute research.
Post originally published in Progressive Crop Consultant’s Magazine March/April 2018 Issue. Chemically And Biologically-Designed Compost Extract: A Potential Tactic For Biological Control Of Weeds Weeds can be defined as plants growing out of place and can rapidly populate in ecosystems … Continued
Today Rodale Institute, the global leader of regenerative organic agriculture, announced it has received a grant for $5,995,000 from the William Penn Foundation to partner with Stroud Water Research Center, the global leader in the advancement of knowledge and stewardship … Continued
Verification of Parasitism of Striped Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits Using Molecular Analyses Gladis Zinati1,*, Tara Caton2, Andrew Smith3, Kris Nichols4, Emily Lesher5, and Dana Smith6 1Associate Research Scientist, 2Senior Lab Technician, 3Director of Vegetable Systems Trial, 4Chief … Continued
Piglets weaned from their mother are given ear tags for identification and tracking while they grow. Rick Carr, Rodale Institute’s Compost Production Specialist and Animal Husbandry Intern June Chiango tagged 17 piglets this week. These piglets will be part of … Continued
The awesome power of microbial decomposition is all the more evident despite outside temperatures dropping below freezing. This morning, Rick Carr, Compost Production Specialist turned a new compost pile containing manure, food waste, vegetable matter, leaves and other yard debris.
For the last six years Rodale Institute and OIA, a certifying body for organic agriculture in Argentina, have been participating in an exchange program. With high-hopes to share research, agricultural practices, farming experiences, and more importantly, build new relationships between … Continued