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Study Finds Diverse Non-GMO Crop System Reduces Herbicides, Enhances Soils, Increases Yields - The Organic & Non-GMO Report

Science & Tech  (tags: Science, University Research, Crops, Food, Non-GMOs, Farming News )

- 1563 days ago -
Iowa State University agronomist has found that you can reduce herbicide inputs, maintain and even improve weed suppression, enhance soil quality by several measures, plus boost grain yields by planting diverse non-GMO crops and by using crop rotation.

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Alan Lambert (91)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:20 am
And your "average farmer" will only do this if all the crops they're rotating produce the same (highest possible) income.

Arielle S (313)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:33 am
I think REAL farmers know this and want to do it - it's the Big Ag folks who listen to Monsanto, Etc. simply because growing good food isn't their objective - they want to make money. Thank you for posting this - we need to get this info out there...

Nicole W (646)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 9:17 am
ty Victoria

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 9:51 am
Nice, thank for sharing. Wish the media would give this more exposure. More people are starting to wake up but not enough yet.

Kamia T (89)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:44 pm
Of course it works. It's BEEN working for millenia. Unfortunately it's very hard to step off the synthetic treadmill and move back to natural organic processes if you've hocked your eyeballs to get all the equipment and "stuff" you've been told you have to have to be the most modern and efficient. That's how well-meaning farmers get stuck. You'd be amazed what my county ag agent has recommended I needed to do. Just say no!

Roger G (154)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:56 pm
noted, thanks

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:36 pm
thx n shared

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:37 pm
I am signing~ Carl... Paws for the News

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:49 pm
Cheers Vick :)

reft h (66)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 10:56 pm
thanks for the article. Diversity in farming is so important, glad the concept is making a resurgence.

Julie W (32)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:54 am
Good farmers, especially organic farmers, have always known this. But the lobbying power of the chemical companies has more influence. It will change, but slowly.

Jaime Alves (52)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:54 am

Panchali Yapa (26)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:53 pm
Thank you

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:53 am
Noted, thank you!
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