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Chapter 4: Crop Production Management - Organic Wheat and Small Grains

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger, Dominic Reisig

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain 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.

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.

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.

2016 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Angela Post, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publications offers the latest wheat recommendations based on variety tests conducted in North Carolina in the last few years.

Identifying Rust Diseases of Wheat and Barley

By: Christina Cowger, Randy Weisz

This publication covers three distinct rust diseases of wheat and barley: leaf rust, stripe rust and stem rust. The fungi that cause these diseases are notorious for their ability to increase rapidly and overcome the resistance of wheat or barley varieties.

2009 Wheat Variety Recommendations

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2008 and 2009.

2011 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Avoiding Wheat and Barley Scab

By: Christina Cowger, Randy Weisz

This publication covers the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of fusarium head blight (scab) in small grains.

Protect Your Wheat Yield

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger, Dominic Reisig

This guide covers the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of soil virus disease, cereal leaf beetle, powdery mildew, leaf rust, and stagonospora nodorum blotch in wheat.

2012 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

2014 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

2013 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

2010 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations

By: Randy Weisz, Christina Cowger SmartGrains

This publication summarizes recommendations based on wheat variety tests conducted in North Carolina in 2008-09 and 2009-10.