Input Needed from Organic Growers for Study on Biodiversity

A new research study, "Biodiversity and Organic Farming in the United States," led by Carolyn Dimitri at New York University, needs the input of certified organic growers nationwide.

Biodiversity is a vital component for the resiliency of farms and their surrounding ecosystems. However, there are many challenges to integrating conservation requirements in the National Organic Program. A “one-size-fits-all” solution is unlikely because of the importance of region, crop, and other factors in conservation techniques. This study will gather information about opportunities to measure or increase biodiversity in organic farming in light of some of these challenges.

Certified organic farmers willing to participate in the study can fill out the online survey, which should take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

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This article was submitted by Sam Sundius.

Sam Sundius is a graduate student at New York University working with Carolyn Dimitri on a study of biodiversity on organic farms.

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