Research in Biodynamic Agriculture

Methods and Results

Herbert H. Koepf

Out of print

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A thorough overview of research into various biodynamic methods since the 1920s.

212 x 142 mm
Biodynamic Association
Biodynamics & Organics
3 colour and 4 b/w photographs
80 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 1993


This pamphlet is an expanded version of a talk given by Dr Herbert Koepf in 1991 to the Research Committee of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association. It is a remarkably thorough overview of research into biodynamics from the 1920s to the present day. It presents, in great detail, information on different methodologies, farm trials, university studies and results, and includes discussion of many aspects of biodynamics from yields and nutrient balance to sensitive crystallisation and chromatography, and disease and pest control.

Please note: the contents of this book are now available in a combined edition entitled 'Koepf's Practical Biodynamics'.


Herbert Hans Koepf (1914-2007) was a hands-on farmer in Germany who went on to receive a PhD in agriculture, specialising in soil science. In 1962, after the death of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer with whom Koepf had worked closely, he became director of Pfeiffer's biodynamic research laboratory in Spring Valley, New York. Then in 1970 he moved to Emerson College in the UK, running the biodynamic agriculture course every year until 1990. He was also head of the Agriculture Department at the Goetheanum in Switzerland.


We're sorry that this book is Out of Print. However, it is still available as part of a new edition of Koepf's writings, Koepf's Practical Biodynamics.

Also by Herbert H. Koepf:
Koepf's Practical Biodynamics
Three Lectures on Biodynamics
Compost: What It Is, How It Is Made, What It Does
Nitrate: An Ailing Organism Calls for Healing

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