Monday, February 19, 2007

Organic challenges conventional farming yields in long term field trials

Since 1981, the Rodale Institute has conducted the longest-running scientifically controlled comparison of organic and conventional crop production systems in the United States. When it comes to drawing conclusions from this research, timing is everything. What looked good in the short term doesn't look so good now. From this point in time, it's the organic farming practices that now stand out for multiple long-term benefits, and for increasing yield potential.

read more (The New Farm)