Organic Agriculture

Penn State Organic Agriculture News

The cover crop cocktails project on the Crop Soils Agronomy (CSA) News
May 25, 2017
When you plant a cover crop mixture, do you really get all the species you planted? Ebony Murrell and Mitch Hunter explain what we have learned about growing cover crop species together in a mixture.
New cover crop cocktails newsletter
May 3, 2017
Check out the newsletter from the cover crop mixtures project to learn about our current research and our latest results concerning cover crop mixture expression, cover crop roots, weed suppression and nutrient management with cover crops.
Recently planted alfalfa at the Jeremy Erb farm near Milton, PA.
Organic Grower Network Tours Milton Grain Farm
September 1, 2011
Organic milk, meat, poultry and eggs represent some of the fastest growing sectors of the organic market. Because agricultural feed ingredients in the diets of certified livestock must be organically produced, growth in the retail organic market has resulted in increasing demand for organic feed grains and forages, creating opportunities for Pennsylvania growers. Typically, there is a price premium for organic feed grains. In the past, prices for organic feed grains have reached 50 to 150% above conventional prices.