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Chapter 4: Crop Production Management - Wheat and Small Grains

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger, Dominic Reisig, David Suchoff

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide covers key management practices for organic wheat and small grain production: crop rotation, tillage, variety selection, planting date, seeding rates and drill operation, soil fertility, and harvest.

Harvesting Scabby Wheat and Dealing With DON

By: Christina Cowger

This factsheet provides information about wheat affected by deoxynivalenol, also known as DON or vomitoxin, a toxin produced by the fungus Fusarium graminearum. Consuming DON can affect the health of humans and many animals and can also affect baking quality and flavors in foods.