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Chapter 3: Crop Production Management - Corn

By: Ron Heiniger, Dominic Reisig, George Place, Major Goodman

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide covers key management practices for organic corn production: hybrid selection, planting date, crop rotation, soil fertility and plant reproduction and propagation.

Small Grain Production Guide

By: Randy Weisz, Gaylon Ambrose, Stephen Bambara, Christina Cowger, Carl Crozier, Wesley Everman, Ron Heiniger, D. Ames Herbert, David Jordan, Paul Murphy, Dominic Reisig

This production guide for wheat and other small grains grown in North Carolina includes sections on pre-plant considerations, fertility management, pest management and special considerations.

Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

By: Carl Crozier, Ron Heiniger SoilFacts

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing allows farmers to apply the correct amount of lime and fertilizer to fields.

Crop Management

By: Ron Heiniger, Jan Spears, D.T. Bowman, Jim Dunphy

This document, part of the Corn Production Guide, discusses hybrid characteristics and selection, planting dates, seedbed preparation, and harvest and storage concerns.

Corn Production Guide

By: Ron Heiniger, Jan Spears, Dan Bowman, M.L. Carson, Carl Crozier, Jim Dunphy, Steve Koenning, Michele Marra, G.C. Naderman, John Van Duyn, Alan York, A.S. Culpepper, G. A. Payne

This comprehensive guide covers crop management, fertilizers, irrigation and drought management, tillage, insect and disease management, and marketing concerns for corn production.

Chapter 2: Organic Crop Production Systems

By: Ron Heiniger, Chris Reberg-Horton, Molly Hamilton

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide defines the key components of organic production systems: crop sequence, crop management, soil management and pest management.

The Use of Management Practices to Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination in Corn

By: Megan Meyers, Ron Heiniger, Leah Boerema, Ignazio Carbone

This publication examines the timing and application rate of two biocontrol products based on nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus strains to reduce mycotoxin contamination in corn.

Alternative Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer Products for Row Crop Production

By: Deanna Osmond, Carl Crozier, Ron Heiniger SoilFacts

Nitrogen fertilizer products are being developed and marketed as having the potential to increase yields and nutrient use efficiency, and decrease volatilization (gas). How do these products actually perform on different soils and row crops, under various climatic conditions? This publication summarizes findings from recent studies that investigated alternative nitrogen fertilizer products for row crops in four North Carolina regions.

Corn Cropping Systems

By: Ron Heiniger

This document, part of the Corn Production Guide, discusses the components that make up a cropping system and how those components are often combined to reach production goals for a farm or farm field.

Corn Management Problems: Q&A

By: Ron Heiniger

This document, part of the Corn Production Guide, discusses common questions and answers about corn production.

Potential for High Nitrate Levels in Drought-Stressed Corn Silage

By: Ron Heiniger, Jim Dunphy

This publication discusses elevated nitrate levels in drought-stressed corn silage, which can result in harm to humans and livestock.

Irrigation and Drought Management

By: Ron Heiniger

This document, part of the Corn Production Guide, covers irrigation and drought management for corn.

Chapter 10: Marketing Organic Grain Crops and Budgets

By: Molly Hamilton, Ron Heiniger

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide offers enterprise budgets for organic corn, wheat and soybeans.

Corn Marketing

By: Michele Marra, Ron Heiniger

This document, part of the Corn Production Guide, discusses how to marketing corn.

2015 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Ron Heiniger, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

By: Megan Molo, Ron Heiniger, Lea Boerema, Ignazio Carbone

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, bio controls, and Bt hybrids on reducing mycotoxins in corn. It reviews effectiveness, application rate, and yield for each control option.

Monty's Liquid Carbon Impact on Wheat Yield: Summary of Tests Conducted Between 2010 and 2014

By: Ron Heiniger, Randy Weisz, Deanna Osmond SmartGrains

This factsheet reports the results from two different types of experiments that were conducted to determine the impact of Monty’s Liquid Carbon (MLC) on winter wheat yield in North Carolina.