How Did the Organic Vs. Conventional Trial End?
The Rodale Institute's trial on comparative farming studies compared conventional synthetic-input based corn/soy rotations alongside a manure-based organic system and a legume-based organic system (the organic systems rotated up to seven crops in eight years - versus the conventional system that rotated two crops in two years.) The study found that their organic fields produced yields which matched conventional yields, outperformed conventional in drought years, built the soil's organic matter, used significantly less energy, produced less greenhouse gases, and was more profitable. Read the 30 year review of the study here: