In addition to our long-term trials, we conduct ongoing experiments in a wide range of topics including organic pest management, livestock and crop integration, compost formulations, and more. Get the latest updates on our research projects here.

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August 28, 2020


A Systematic Scoping Review of How Healthcare Organizations Are Facilitating Access to Fruits and Vegetables in Their Patient Populations

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August 18, 2020


‘Organic No-Till’ Helps Farmers Succeed

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June 5, 2020


Cropping System and Rotational Grazing Effects on Soil Fertility and Enzymatic Activity in an Integrated Organic Crop-Livestock System

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June 4, 2020


Allium Leafminer: A New Culprit Targeting Allium Crops in Pennsylvania and Neighboring States

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March 10, 2020


Impacts of Conventional & Organic Management Practices on Soil Health and Water Quality

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March 4, 2020


Investigating Bat Activity in Various Agricultural Landscapes in Northeastern United States

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January 20, 2020


Industrial Hemp Trial: Year 3 Results

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August 6, 2019


Literature Review: Crop & Livestock Integration

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July 23, 2019


Reducing Compaction in Organic No-till Vegetable Production

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June 7, 2019


Compost Matters: An Emotional Debate or a Rational Discussion?

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April 10, 2019


Pennsylvania Organic Vegetable Growers Use of Tillage and Cover Crop

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February 28, 2019


Reduced-Tillage Increases Nutrient Concentrations in Stored Winter Squash

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January 7, 2019


Industrial Hemp Trials: Preliminary Results

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December 21, 2018


Assessing Drought Resistance in Soils Managed with Regenerative Organic Practices

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November 28, 2018


3 Ways to Monitor Insect Populations on Your Farm

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November 27, 2018


How to Plant Insectary Strips and Which Plants to Use

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November 26, 2018


Field Guide: Controlling Striped Cucumber Beetles with Insectary Strips

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June 13, 2018


Update: Industrial Hemp Research, Summer 2018

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March 19, 2018


Chemically And Biologically-Designed Compost Extract: A Potential Tactic For Biological Control Of Weeds

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December 18, 2017


Verification of Parasitism of Striped Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits Using Molecular Analyses

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July 13, 2017


Shade Avoidance: Can We Breed for Weed Resistance?

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July 13, 2017


Nodulation of Leguminous Crops Greater in Organic Systems

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June 27, 2017


The High Residue Cultivator: Weed Rescue for No-Till Systems

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June 14, 2017


Use of Chemically- and Microbially-Designed Compost Extracts for Managing Weeds

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May 16, 2017


Strategies for Combating Drought, Flooding, and Nutrient Loss

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May 16, 2017


A scientist shares insights and tips for managing compost piles

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February 22, 2017


How to Innoculate Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Farm, Part 2

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October 4, 2016


Roller-Crimper Helps Combat Herbicide Resistant Weeds

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September 19, 2016


Managing Weeds with Perennial Understory Plants

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July 6, 2016


Organic Oats More Nutrient Dense than Conventional

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June 2, 2016


Organic No-Till Corn Production: Cover Crop and Starter Fertilizer Considerations

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May 25, 2016


Utilization of inoculum of AM fungi produced on-farm increases the yield of Solanum lycopersicum: A summary of 7 years of field trials on a conventional vegetable farm with high soil phosphorus

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May 24, 2016


Organic Systems Show Improved Soil Organic Matter; Conventional Remain Unchanged

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February 27, 2016


Using Pelletized Starter Fertilizers to Improve Corn Yields in Reduced Tillage Systems

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February 26, 2016


Identifying a Potential Trap Crop for a Novel Insect Pest, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Organic Farms

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January 14, 2016


Planting Date Impacts on Soil Water Management, Plant Growth, and Weeds in Cover-Crop-Based No-Till Corn Production

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January 6, 2016


Vermicomposting for Beginners

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December 18, 2015


Demonstrating the Use of Roller Crimper Technology and Starter Fertilizer in No-Till Organic Corn

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December 14, 2015


Overcoming Challenges of Reduced-Till Organic Corn

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November 23, 2015


Managing the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Organically

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November 16, 2015


The Dirt on Biodegradable Plastics

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August 3, 2015


Weed Dynamics during Transition to Conservation Agriculture in Western Kenya Maize Production

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July 14, 2015


Differences in Milk Characteristics Between a Cow Herd Transitioning to Organic Versus Milk from a Conventional Dairy Herd

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March 20, 2015


Improved Understanding of Climate Change Impact to Pennsylvania Dairy Pasture

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October 10, 2014


Pelletized Biochar as a Carrier for AM Fungi in the On- Farm System of Inoculum Production in Compost and Vermiculite Mixtures

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June 13, 2014


Perspective on Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial

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April 4, 2014


Beyond Black Plastic

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January 23, 2014


Compost Management in Certified Organic Operations

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December 25, 2013


A framework for evaluating ecosystem services provided by cover crops in agroecosystems

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April 19, 2013


Beliefs and Practices of Sustainable Farmers in South Dakota

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April 19, 2013


Nutrient, Labor, Energy and Economic Evaluations of Two Farming Systems in Iowa

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April 1, 2013


Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Crop Production Using the Farm Energy Analysis Tool

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March 21, 2013


Overcoming Weed Management Challenges in Cover Crop–Based Organic Rotational No-Till Soybean Production in the Eastern United States

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December 17, 2012


Turning Compost by Temperature

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December 12, 2012


How to Create a Soil Community

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July 17, 2012


The Contribution of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi to the Success or Failure of Agricultural Practices

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June 11, 2012


Utilization of inoculum of AM fungi produced on-farm for the production of Capsicum annuum: A summary of seven years of field trials on a conventional vegetable farm

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May 1, 2012


Reduced-Tillage Organic Corn Production in a Hairy Vetch Cover Crop

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July 1, 2011


Effects of Seeding Rate and Poultry Litter on Weed Suppression from a Rolled Cereal Rye Cover Crop

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June 12, 2011


Growing Vegetables with Cover Crop Mulch

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May 1, 2011


Blade Roller–Green Manure Interactions on Nitrogen Dynamics, Weeds & Organic Wheat

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April 1, 2011


Weed Seed Persistence and Microbial Abundance in Long-Term Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems

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April 1, 2011


Potential Synergistic Effects of Cereal Rye Biomass and Soybean Planting Density on Weed Suppression

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January 5, 2011


Monitoring the Decline in AM Fungus Populations & Efficacy During a Long Term Bare Fallow

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December 8, 2010


How to Innoculate Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Farm, Part 1

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December 7, 2010


Quick and Easy Guide: On-Farm Production of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Inoculum

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September 3, 2010


Management Filters and Species Traits: Weed Community Assembly in Long-Term Organic and Conventional Systems

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March 6, 2010


Application of the DNDC model to the Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial: challenges for the validation of drainage and nitrate leaching in agroecosystem models

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January 31, 2010


Elucidating the apparent maize tolerance to weed competition in long-term organically managed systems

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January 21, 2010


Hairy Vetch Management for No-Till Organic Corn Production

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November 11, 2009


Weed–crop competition relationships differ between organic and conventional cropping systems

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October 13, 2009


On-farm Production of Inoculum of Indigenous Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Assessment of Diluents of Compost for Inoculum Production

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September 1, 2009


Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems

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July 1, 2009


Abiotic Nitrate Retention in Agroecosystems and a Forest Soil

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June 2, 2009


History of Organic Farming and Certification

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June 2, 2009


Education in Organic Farming and Food Systems

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April 2, 2009


Compost, Manure and Synthetic Fertilizer Influences Crop Yields, Soil Properties, Nitrate Leaching and Crop Nutrient Content

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February 5, 2009


It’s (Almost) Never Too Late to Plant Hairy Vetch

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January 8, 2009


Modeling N2O Flux from an Illinois Agroecosystem using Monte Carlo Sampling of Field Observations

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October 22, 2008


Organic Agriculture

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February 17, 2008


Choosing the Best Cover Crops for Your Organic No-Till Vegetable System

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June 2, 2007


Nutrients in Agroecosystems: Rethinking the Management Paradigm

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January 5, 2007


Organic Farming Enhances Soil Carbon and its Benefits

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December 2, 2006


The Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial 1981 to 2005: Long-term analysis of organic and conventional maize and soybean cropping systems

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January 1, 2005


Compost in the 20th Century: A Tool to Control Plant Diseases in Nursery and Vegetable Crops

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May 11, 2004


Best Practices for Growing Organic Apples in the Northeast

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May 1, 2004


Defining and Assessing Soil Quality

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September 1, 2003


The performance of organic and conventional cropping systems in an extreme climate year

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January 11, 2002


Transition from Conventional to Organic Farming Systems: I. Challenges, Recommendations, and Guidelines for Pest Management

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June 29, 2000


Effects of tillage intensity on nitrogen dynamics and productivity in legume-based grain systems

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May 12, 2000


Diversity of communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi present in conventional versus low-input agricultural sites in eastern Pennsylvania, USA

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October 1, 1999


Sources of Productivity Growth During the Transition to Alternative Cropping Systems

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November 19, 1998


Legume-based cropping systems have reduced carbon and nitrogen losses

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January 1, 1998


Low-Input Cropping Systems and Efficiency of Water and Nitrogen Use

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July 1, 1997


Comparison of Substrate Utilization Assay and Fatty Acid Analysis of Soil Microbial Communities

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January 1, 1997


Potentially Mineralizable Nitrogen as an Indicator of Biologically Active Soil Nitrogen

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July 1, 1996


Organic Matter Fractions from Organically and Conventionally Managed Soils: II. Characterization of Composition

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July 1, 1996


Acetate Fate in Organic and Conventionally Managed Soils

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April 1, 1995


Strategies for Encouraging the Use of Organic Wastes in Agriculture

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July 1, 1994


Organic and Conventional Management Effects on Biologically Active Soil Organic Matter Pools

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December 1, 1993


Agroecosystem Responses to Alternative Crop and Soil Management Systems in the U.S. Corn-Soybean Belt

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March 2, 1990


Effects of Conversion to Organic Agricultural Practices on Soil Biota

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July 1, 1987


Influence of Alternative & Conventional Agricultural Management on Soil Microbial Processes & Nitrogen Availability

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June 12, 1986


The Transition to Organic Agriculture: A Multi-year Simulation Model of a Pennsylvania Farm

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December 2, 1984


Organic Farming Research at the Rodale Research Center

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January 1, 1984


Public Policy and Socio-Political Factors Affecting the Future of Sustainable Farming Systems

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