April 1, 2014 | Source: Rodale Institute | Format: Reports & Publications

The Farming Systems Trials (30 Years)

The Farming Systems Trial (FST) at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-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. Over time, FST became a comparison between the long term potential of the two systems.

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