Combine harvester cutting crops in barley field during harvest under dramatic cloudy sky

Conventional farming wins on several key fronts: U. of Minnesota study

By Commodity News Service Canada A meta analysis of 164 scientific papers that compared crop yields, land use, pesticide use, and fuel use between conventional and organic farming systems, suggest conventional agriculture has several key advantages. The study found that conventional farming’s benefits compared to organic farming were most pronounced in the amount of land […]

Sun rising over savannah, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Organic tops conventional agriculture in the tropics

CNW – A long-term study by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Kenya has shown clearly that organic agriculture not only generates comparable yields, but produces more income for farmers than conventional methods. The 10-year study in Thika and Chuka was conducted with local partners since 2007. It contradicts the myth that organic needs more space to achieve similar yields. With input […]