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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March 10, 2020


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

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July 23, 2019


Reducing Compaction in Organic No-till Vegetable Production

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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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November 26, 2018


Field Guide: Controlling Striped Cucumber Beetles with Insectary Strips

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June 27, 2017


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

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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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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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February 27, 2016


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

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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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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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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 19, 2013


Beliefs and Practices of Sustainable Farmers in South Dakota

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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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July 17, 2012


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

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May 1, 2012


Reduced-Tillage Organic Corn Production in a Hairy Vetch 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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January 5, 2011


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

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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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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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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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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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January 1, 1998


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

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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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July 1, 1994


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

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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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January 1, 1984


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

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