Genetically modified cotton is widely grown throughout China, South Africa, India and the U.S. Science on the environmental, social and public health effects of GM cotton has mixed  results with...

It is well known that synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional agriculture adversely impact beneficial biodiversity both above and below ground. The heavy metals in these...

While many countries are implementing incentive programs to expand organic farming, it is important to understand why farmers are willing to adopt organic practices (...

Powdery mildew is a hard to control fungus that can devastate a wide range of crops from cucumbers and zucchini to almonds and berries. Typical management of this disease includes the use of...

A new review, led by The Organic Center and published in the journal Organic Agriculture, highlights the benefits that organic farming has in reducing global nitrogen pollution, and details ways...

Woody vines can plague farms in the eastern U.S. nestled among natural woody areas, as well as home gardens across the entire country. Glyphosate (Roundup) has been a commonly used herbicide to...

The body of science that shows organic farming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon storage, and mitigate climate change is growing. However, since organic production  is generally...

While the agricultural sector uses the majority of conventional pesticides, lawn and home garden care accounts for 24 percent of pesticide sales and 6 percent of overall...

The Organic Center collaborates in new study that finds organic ag can curb nitrogen pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2020)—Nitrogen is part of the foundation for all life. But too much of a...

The Organic Center and University of Maryland spotlight organic farming practices that provide the biggest bang to soil health

Even with good things, there is...

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