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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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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March 10, 2020


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

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December 21, 2018


Assessing Drought Resistance in Soils Managed with Regenerative Organic Practices

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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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May 16, 2017


Strategies for Combating Drought, Flooding, and Nutrient Loss

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February 22, 2017


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

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June 2, 2016


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

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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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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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November 16, 2015


The Dirt on Biodegradable Plastics

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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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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 1, 2013


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

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December 12, 2012


How to Create a Soil Community

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 1, 2004


Defining and Assessing Soil Quality

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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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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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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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