We’re Expanding our Bee Research. Join us!

The Low Technology Institute is expanding its focus on honeybee research. In the next months, you’ll see blog posts describing the on-going and upcoming projects we are carrying out. Subscribe to our blog below to make sure you never miss a post. Varroa-Mite Tolerant Bee Breeding We’re selectively breeding isolated bee colonies in order to … More We’re Expanding our Bee Research. Join us!

Come Visit Us at the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference

We’re only a day away from our trip to La Crosse, WI, to attend the annual Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (almost always known as MOSES) Conference this Friday and Saturday. We’ll be presenting our poster at the research forum and are excited to see what other studies have been going on. We’ll be … More Come Visit Us at the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference

MOSES Organic Ag. Conference Potato Poster

Institute staff will be taking part in the poster contest at the MOSES organic agriculture conference this February. The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a nonprofit with a mission to educate farmers and growers about organic practices. As you likely know, we concluded a study on potato-growing method in 2018 and we … More MOSES Organic Ag. Conference Potato Poster

Potato Study Infographic

As part of our potato study, we’re writing two articles — one for general audiences and another for professionals — presenting at conferences, and creating an infographic. This graphic summarizes in a visual way the bare minimum of the study’s information, but it is sharable and quick to absorb. Please feel free to share it … More Potato Study Infographic

Proposal: Companion Planting (Intercropping) Corn, Beans, and Squash in Wisconsin Market Farms

While monocrops are considered the norm for small- and large-scale modern farming, intercropping, or the planting of more than one crop in a single field (also called polycropping or polyculture), has been used in the Americas and around the world since the beginning of agriculture. In this study, we will examine the effects of intercropping … More Proposal: Companion Planting (Intercropping) Corn, Beans, and Squash in Wisconsin Market Farms

Potatoes Five Ways: A Trial Looking at Different Potato-Growing Methods

Potatoes are an underappreciated garden crop. People can survive on this tuber alone because it contains everything for complete nutrition. Spuds thrive in diverse soils and climates. They store well and are easy to plant and care for. Because potatoes are cheap in the grocery store, many gardeners opt not to cultivate them, but for … More Potatoes Five Ways: A Trial Looking at Different Potato-Growing Methods