News tagged with organic farm

Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by researchers ...

Dec 09, 2014
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Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

Organic farming fosters biodiversity. At least that's the theory. In practice, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These ...

Jun 26, 2014
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Nineteen Tomato varieties evaluated under organic guidelines

The recent surge in organic farming has created a need for enhanced research efforts to inform the agricultural sector. George Boyhan from the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia says that "variety evaluations"—studies ...

Jun 23, 2014
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Organic farms support more species

On average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, say Oxford University scientists.

Feb 03, 2014
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