Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer
How Do You Attract Rare Birds and Bees to Your Garden? Add...

A new study found that rare pollinators flock to urban gardens with more diverse plantings.

Shea Swenson
August 10, 2022
When Sharing Seeds Grows More Than Just Food

In Washington, DC, a program seeks to foster abundance through seed-sharing.

Shea Swenson
August 6, 2022
Cultivating Crops, No Sun Required

Researchers have discovered a new way to grow plants using artificial photosynthesis, requiring no sunlight... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 28, 2022
A Global Chickpea Shortage is Looming

Chickpea crop yields are expected to drop as much as 20 percent in 2022.

Shea Swenson
July 15, 2022
Cover Crops Are Not a Cure-All Solution

They’re heralded for their ability to improve soil, but cover crops won’t save all land... (more)

Shea Swenson
July 10, 2022
Why We Need to Adopt More Orphan Crops

Planting more of these neglected crops could help mitigate food shortages in the face of... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 28, 2022
Tomatoes Are the Latest Victim of Climate Change

Researchers expect global tomato production to decline as droughts and rising temperatures affect major growing... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 2022
Montana Is Leading the Way in Lentil Research

At Montana State University, researchers are studying how genetic and environmental factors affect lentil crops.

Shea Swenson
June 4, 2022
Could Tomatoes Be the Secret to Solving Vitamin D Deficiencies?

Researchers found a way to boost vitamin D levels in tomato plants, opening up new... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 1, 2022
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