2020 New Year's Resolution #6: Support healthy soil for healthier plants. Choose organic!
A study published in 2019 showed that organic farming promotes beneficial soil fungi that leads to healthier crops with increased plant growth, vigor, and yield. While synthetic chemicals used in conventional farming reduce the amount and diversity of these microbes, the study published in Nature: Scientific Reports shows that organic farming boosts beneficial fungal communities in multiple crops. In turn, those fungi increase crop growth, health and overall yield.