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Organic Grain Production

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA)—Organic Farming
PO Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Telephone: 800-346-9140

Michalak, P. (ed.) 2002. Organic Grain: Cropping System and Marketing. 80 pages.

The Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530-9320. Telephone: 610-683-1400. Fax: 610-683-8548. Email:

North Carolina Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing, Department of Crop Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Cover Crops

Bowman, G., C. Shirley, and C. Cramer. 1998. Managing Cover Crops Profitably. The Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook Series, Book 3. Available from Sustainable Agriculture Publications, Hills Building, Room 10, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0082

Creamer, N.G. and K.R. Baldwin. 1999. Summer Cover Crops. Horticulture Information Leaflet (HIL-37). N.C. Cooperative Extension, NC State University.

Hoyt, G.D., Wagger, M.G., and Crozier, C.R. (2004). SoilFacts: Winter Annual Cover Crops. (AG-439-58). N.C. Cooperative Extension, NC State University.

Organic Certification Information

National Organic Program. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Includes: Production and handling regulatory text, national list of accredited certifiers, and “National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances”

ATTRA (See the listing above under “Organic Grain Production” for contact and website information.)

Future Harvest—Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (A network of farmers, professionals, and landowners)
106 Market Court, Stevensville, MD 21666 Telephone: 410-604-2681

Growing Small Farms, Chatham County Center, N.C. Cooperative Extension. Promoting awareness, understanding, and practice of sustainable agriculture.
PO Box 279, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Telephone: 919-542-8202

Organic Certification Guide

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). OMRI is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to publish and disseminate generic and specific (brand name) lists of materials allowed and prohibited for use in the production, processing, and handling of organic food and fiber. Brand name lists are available online.
Box 11558, Eugene, OR 97440. Telephone: 541-343-7600

Insect Pest Management

NC Integrated Pest Management Information, N.C. Cooperative Extension

NC Pest Management Information Program

Van Duyn, J.W. (2005). Management of Soybean Insect Pests in North Carolina. N.C. Cooperative Extension, NC State University.

Reisig, Dominic. (2011). NC State Field Crop Entomology. N.C. Cooperative Extension, NC State University.

Nutrient Management

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA
PO Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013

NRCS North Carolina office
4405 Bland Rd., Suite 205, Raleigh, NC 27609
Telephone: 919-873-2100

NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation
1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1614
Telephone: 919-733-2302

Weed Management

Bowman, G. 1997. Steel in the Field. A Farmer’s Guide to Weed Management Tools. Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook 2. Beltsville, ME: Sustainable Agriculture Network.

Martens, M. and Martens, K. 2002. Organic weed control: cultural and mechanical methods. Acres, 32(8).


NC Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing
Department of Crop Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

ATTRA Organic Marketing Resources

Organic Farming and Marketing, Economic Research Service, USDA

Organic Trade Association, 74 28 Vernon St, Suite 413, Brattleboro, VT 05301 Telephone: 802-275-3800

USDA Market News
Eastern Cornbelt Organic Pricing Report
Upper Midwest Organic Grain and Feedstuffs Report

N.C. Cooperative Extension Publications and Websites

Bowman, D.T. 1997-2011. North Carolina Official Variety Trials.

Crozier, C. and D. H. Hardy. (2017). SoilFacts: Soil Acidity and Liming for Agricultural Soils (AG-439-50).

Heiniger, R. (ed.) (2005). Corn Production Guide.

Hoyt, G.D., M.G. Wagger, and C.R. Crozier. 2014. Soilfacts: Winter Annual Cover Crops (AG-439-58).

Osmond, D.L. 2008. Soilfacts: Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina (AG-439-16).

Osmond, D.L., C.R. Crozier, and D.H. Hardy. 2017. Soilfacts: Careful Soil Sampling, the Key to Reliable Soil Test Information (AG-439-30).

Weisz, R.(ed.) (2011). Small Grain Production Guide (AG-580).

Weisz, R. North Carolina Small Grains Production website.

Additional factsheets, including those describing specific manures (such as swine, poultry, and dairy) are available through the Department of Soil Science website.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Plant Tissue Analysis

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Publication date: June 24, 2019

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