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Chapter 1: Introduction

By: Chris Reberg-Horton, Molly Hamilton

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

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.

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.

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.

Chapter 5: Crop Production Management - Organic Soybeans

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

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

Chapter 6: Soil Management

By: Carl Crozier

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

Chapter 7: Weed Management

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

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

Organic Certification for Field Crops: A Guide

By: Molly Hamilton, Tony Kleese, J. Riddle, Amy Griner, Myron Fountain, Chris Reberg-Horton

This guide provides an overview of the organic certification process and describes the records that farmers must maintain to meet the requirements for organic certification. It includes sample forms that illustrate a recordkeeping system for an organic farm.

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.

Resources

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