Soil health hinges on robust communities of soil bacteria and insects. However, a recent science review published in Frontiers in Environmental Science shows that pesticides sprayed both above and...

When the heavy metal cadmium is consumed in excess, it can have a negative impact on kidneys, the liver and bone density, particularly for children who are more sensitive to lower concentrations...

A recent study published in the journal Applied Soil Ecology found that after only 1-2 years after transitioning from conventional to organic practices, important soil invertebrate communities can...

A recent study published in the journal Biologia adds to the growing body of evidence showing organic farming improves microbial conditions in the soil that, in turn, increases disease control and...

Control of plant diseases is often accomplished with the use of harsh chemical sprays and soil fumigants in conventional farming systems, but a new study in PLOS ONE found that organic farming can...

Increasing soil salinity threatens soil health and plant growth by altering soil organic matter and organisms that cycle nutrients. A new study in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems found that...

Although the benefits of hedgerows on biodiversity like birds, pollinators and natural enemies to pests is well established, a recent study published in the journal Agronomy found that hedgerows...

Organic farming is known to increase natural pest control that helps organic farmers overcome reliance on chemical pest management. While the common perception is that natural pest control is...

Organic farmers are prohibited from using harsh synthetic herbicides and therefore weed control is often a major challenge. A recent study published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems &...

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...

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