Animal-based soil amendments focus of organic research

New $2m grant to advance research on use of manure in organic farming.

A new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address one of the most pressing issues for the organic community: how to use manure effectively in organic farming in ways that foster healthy soil and minimize risks to food safety.

The grant, announced Sept. 28, was awarded to a multidisciplinary team from the University of California-Davis, University of Minnesota, University of Maine, USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville (Md.) Agricultural Research

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