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Rodale Institute, September 2011
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|Resource title||The Farming Systems Trial|
|Date published||September 2011|
|Summary text/ abstract||The Farming Systems Trial (FST) at Rodale Institute is America's longest running, sideby-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started in 1981 to study what happens during the transition from chemical to organic agriculture, the FST surprised a food community that still scoffed at organic practices. After an initial decline in yields during the first few years of transition, the organic system soon rebounded to match or surpass the conventional system. Over time, FST became a comparison between the long term potential of the two systems.|
|Library categories||Food & Agriculture, Land Rights|
The Farming Systems Trial [1.2 megabytes]
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