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Penn State Receives Grant to Study Organic Farming

It is suspected that planting fields containing a variety of crops is more efficient at warding off pests and disease compared to monoculture, which is a big argument for shifting towards organic farming, but it has not been well-studied. A recent grant will fund the study of biodiverse crop covers, and this is big step …

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Beware of Killer Compost!

The aminopyralid herbicide known as Milestone, plus other related herbicides collectively known as pyralids, have been found in compost throughout the United States. Gardeners that use the contaminated compost inadvertently kill all of their plants.

Organic Valley Website Calculator Shows Impact of Choosing Organic Products

Would you like to know the direct benefit of buying organic versus conventional?Β  Do you ever wonder what the cumulative impact of purchasing organic versus conventional products is over the course of a year?Β  There’s a website out there that allows you to calculate the number of pounds of synthetic nitrogen, pesticides, and herbicides that …

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