Dr. Yichao Rui
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530, United States
Hello, I am a scientist at the Rodale Institute, the global leader of regenerative organic agriculture.
I currently serve as the Research Director of the Farming Systems Trial (FST), the oldest side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agricultural systems in North America. I also lead several USDA funded research projects on "cover crop-based organic no-till", "microbial contribution to building soil carbon" and "diversifying organic inputs to support soil health" at Rodale Institute, in addition to support all soil health related research, education and outreach.
Having lived and worked in 3 different continents, now I live in Allentown, Pennsylvania with my wife Sophia and our two sons: 8 year old Tristan and 5 year old Winston. During my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my family in the Appalachians, running, and coaching my boys' basketball teams.