In conventional corn-soy rotations, weed control is accomplished through the use of herbicides and usually the crops are genetically modified to tolerate those herbicides. Without GMOs and...

Toxic soil fumigants that fight soil-borne diseases and ensure crop production continue to be banned to protect the health and safety of rural communities. Organic farmers and conventional farmers...

While there has been increasing demand from in developed countries for organic tea, a recent study published in the International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT), found that this...

Supporting biodiversity is not only a tenet of organic farming, but the ecosystem services that biodiversity can provide to farmers is also relied upon for...

Natural habitat like woods and natural grasslands are known to support more insect and wildlife biodiversity than agriculturally intensive landscapes, but not all insects and wildlife such as...

A recent study published in the journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review challenges popular belief that switching to organic farming is riskier for the farmer than staying in...

Much research has shown the benefits of birds on farms when they eat insect (or even animal) pests to crops, but other research also shows that birds can be pests...

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...

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

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At a time when unemployment threatens rural economies around the world, farms with more crop diversity offer more jobs. A recent study in the...

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