For nearly 40 years, we have collected data measuring differences in soil health, crop yields, energy efficiency, water use and contamination, and nutrient density of crops grown in organic and […]
Recent headlines have purported that organic farming is worse for the climate than conventional farming. This claim is based on a scientific study recently published in the journal Nature, titled […]
In 40 years of research at the Farming Systems Trial, we’ve found that organic systems improve soil health and soil organic matter, while conventional systems remain essentially unchanged.
This webinar, presented by Dr. Emmanuel Omondi, Director of Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST), will share results from North America’s longest-running side-by-side comparison of organic versus conventional farming systems. […]
In 40 years of research at the Farming Systems Trial, we’ve seen organic crops outperform conventional. The question explored in this research article is: Are those organic crops also more nutrient dense? According to our current data, the answer is yes.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) prepared by 13 U.S. federal agencies and widely reported in the national media forecasts that rising temperatures, extreme heat, drought and heavy downpours will […]
Research interns work directly with Rodale Institute’s Research Department to address current and future agricultural needs by conducting high-quality research using regenerative, organic methods for agricultural production and identifying tools […]
VST is specifically designed to analyze nutrient density in the finished crops. It’s the first of its kind—no other crop comparison study has been focused on exploring the links between […]
Updates on impacts of organic and conventional management practices on soil health, and water quality.
While the use of black plastic is allowed within organic agriculture, it is inherently unsustainable, as it is a petroleum-based product and is difficult to recycle. Every acre of land […]