Organic News
May 26, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 3:42am EDT

More Organic News
May 26, 2015

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have obtained biochar using manure waste, a new material that can improve soil properties and increase crop yields. The results suggest an optimal solution to manage the manure from ... read more

Select Groundcover Management Systems Found Viable for Organically Managed Apple Orchard

Apr. 15, 2015 — A long-term study evaluated four groundcover management systems in combination with composted poultry litter, commercial organic fertilizer, or a nonfertilized control to determine ability to alter ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Field experiments examined whether the effects of living mulch on broccoli yield and yield components are dependent on fertilizer rates. In one experiment, broccoli yields were similar in living ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers evaluated the impact of organic fertilizer source on growth, fruit quality, and yield of two blackberry cultivars grown in a machine-harvested, organic production system. The liquid corn ... read more

Traditional Beliefs Promote Sustainability in West Africa

Mar. 4, 2015 — Sacred forests and traditional beliefs are shaping sustainable farming practices in communities in West Africa, according to new research. Scientists carried out a unique 18-month study in Liberia, ... read more

Scientists Use Knowledge from the Food Industry to Understand Mass Extinction

Jan. 30, 2015 — The close of the Permian Period around 250 million years ago saw Earth's biggest extinction ever. At this time large volcanic eruptions were occurring in what is now Siberia. The volcanoes ... read more

Should Arsenic in Food Be a Concern?

Jan. 21, 2015 — The topic of arsenic in the U.S. diet has sparked considerable public interest following publication of an article analyzing arsenic findings from fruit juices and rice products. Researchers now ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — An analysis of 115 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. Researchers also found that taking into ... read more

Dec. 2, 2014 — A 12-year study shows that, although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields, the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon using three different soil ... read more

Anti-Organic: Why Do Some Farmers Resist Profitable Change?

Nov. 11, 2014 — Why do some chemical farmers resist a profitable conversion to organic methods? A new study suggests it may be because making that change feels like switching belief ... read more

Nov. 17, 2014 — Current climate models probably overestimate the amount of carbon that will be released from soil into the atmosphere as global temperatures rise, according to research. The findings are from a new ... read more

Vermicompost Leachate Improves Tomato Seedling Growth

Nov. 21, 2014 — A study assessed growth performance of tomato seedlings treated with vermicompost-leachate (VCL), an organic liquid produced from earthworm-digested material. Seedlings were subjected to various ... read more

Nov. 10, 2014 — A new climate change modeling tool finds that carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere owing to greater plant growth from rising carbon dioxide levels will be partially offset by changes in the ... read more

Oct. 23, 2014 — New the research has focused on the study of soil invertebrates because they are indicators of its quality, scientists say. "These organisms fulfill various functions,like allowing the soil to ... read more

Oct. 23, 2014 — Ecologists working in central Pennsylvania forests have found that forest top soils capture and stabilize the powerful fertilizer nitrogen quickly, within days, but release it slowly, over years to ... read more

Potential of Autochthonous Bacteria for Use as Biofertilizers

Oct. 10, 2014 — Scientists are working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take-up of nutrients by plants, phytohormone production ... read more

Oct. 3, 2014 — Scientists have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as they ... read more

Sep. 11, 2014 — Soil organisms react more sensitive to marketable pesticides when exposed in dry soil and at enhanced temperatures. Both conditions may occur more often in the future due to climate change. ... read more

Sep. 8, 2014 — The mortality of soil microbes in warmer temperatures may affect soil carbon storage, scientists say. Soil microbes consume organic carbon compounds in soil, use some of it to make more microbes and ... read more

How to Prevent Organic Food Fraud

Aug. 27, 2014 — A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labelled 'organic,' but whether they're getting what the label claims is another ... read more

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011