Plants Archives - Modern Farmer


Garlic and Broccoli: A Delicious Pairing That Also Repels Pests

For farmers and gardeners who want to skip conventional pesticides, options for fighting off pests... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
The World’s Most Common Litter Is Horrible for Plants

You might not think cigarette butts could be that bad for plants. Cigarette butts are... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 16, 2019
Trump Administration Hits Corn Farmers With Huge Ethanol Waivers

For almost a decade and a half, the Renewable Fuel Standard has forced oil refineries... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 15, 2019
Scientists Call on Cereal Giants to Use Sustainable Grains

Cereal lovers might want to think twice about what grains are going into their bowls.... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 13, 2019
The Nation’s First Hemp Seed Bank Will Be in New York

With industrial hemp becoming federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, research has had... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 9, 2019
People Keep Stealing Industrial Hemp, Which Will Not Get Them High

Since the legalization of industrial hemp, farmers across the country have eagerly planted the crop.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 31, 2019
Could Fish Poop be the Answer to Puerto Rico’s Food Sovereignty Problems?

Steel-reinforced concrete and fish poop may hold the secret to some of Puerto Rico’s agricultural... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 29, 2019
How to Read Your Weeds

Dreading the ocean of oxalis taking over your lettuce bed? How about that crabgrass creeping... (more)

Brian Barth
July 28, 2019
Some Georgia Elementary Schools to Have Agriculture Classes

The movement to institute required agriculture classes in American public schools is small, but strong.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 26, 2019
New York Farmers Hope To Discover New Hops

New York hop farmers are looking to discover wild varieties of the aromatic plant to... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 25, 2019
Q&A with James McSweeney

For James McSweeney, compost is the new black — black gold, that is. McSweeney, a... (more)

Joan Bailey
July 15, 2019