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North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide

Table of contents for the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide.

Chapter 1: Introduction

By: David Suchoff, Chris Reberg-Horton, Molly Hamilton

The North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide provides farmers, Extension personnel and other agricultural educators with information about organic production, certification and marketing of crops. The introduction provides background context and additional resources on the topic.

Chapter 2: Organic Crop Production Systems

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

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

Chapter 3: Crop Production Management - Corn

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

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

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.

Chapter 5: Crop Production Management - Organic Soybeans

By: Jim Dunphy, George Place, Dominic Reisig, Chris Reberg-Horton

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide covers key management practices for organic soybean production: variety selection, planting times, plant population, and crop rotation.

Chapter 6: Crop Production Management - Flue-Cured Tobacco

By: Matthew Vann, Hannah Burrack, Lindsey Thiessen, David Suchoff

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide covers key management practices for organic flue-cured tobacco production.

Chapter 7: Crop Production Management - Peanuts

By: David Jordan, Barbara Shew, Rick Brandenburg, Chris Reberg-Horton, Gary Bullen, Derek Washburn, Amanda Kaufman, Lisa Dean, Bob Sutter

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide covers key management practices for organic peanut production.

Chapter 8: Crop Production Management - Sweetpotatoes

By: Katie Jennings, Lina Quesada-Ocampo, Jonathan Schultheis, Alex Woodley, Craig Yencho, Kenneth Pecota, Anders Huseth, Stephen Cole Smith, Mike Boyette

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide covers key management practices for organic sweet potato tobacco production.

Chapter 9: Soil Management

By: Carl Crozier

This chapter from the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide discusses the organic standards for soil management.

Chapter 10: Weed Management

By: Chris Reberg-Horton, Randy Weisz, Alan York, George Place, Molly Hamilton

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide discusses cultural, mechanical and chemical tactics used for weed control in organic farming.

Chapter 12: Organic Certification

By: Molly Hamilton, Jim Riddle, Amy Griner Stafford

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide covers obtaining organic certification for growers and processors who sell organic products.

Chapter 13: Marketing Organic Grain Crops and Budgets

By: Molly Hamilton, Ron Heiniger

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide offers information on marketing organic grains.

Chapter 14: Organic Market Outlook and Budgets

By: Gary Bullen, Derek Washburn

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide offers information on organic market outlooks and budgets.

Chapter 15: Resources for More Information on Organic Commodity Production

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide offers a list of resources available to organic grain farmers.