Organic Grain Production
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA)—Organic Farming
PO Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Telephone: 1-800-346-9140
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NC Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing, Department of Crop Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
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). NC Cooperative Extension, NC State University.
Hoyt, G.D., Wagger, M.G., and Crozier, C.R. (2004). SoilFacts: Winter Annual Cover Crops. (AG-439-58). NC 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, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Van Duyn, J.W. (2005). Management of Soybean Insect Pests in North Carolina. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NC State University.
Reisig, Dominic. (2011). NCSU Field Crop Entomology. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NC State University.
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA
PO Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013
NRCS North Carolina office
4405 Bland Rd., Suite 205, Raleigh, NC 27609
NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation
1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1614
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
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
NC Cooperative Extension Publications and websites, NC State University
Bowman, D.T. 1997-2011. North Carolina Official Variety Trials.
Heiniger, R. (ed.) (2005). The North Carolina Corn Production Guide.
Other NC Cooperative Extension Online Publications, NC State University
Crozier, C. and D. H. Hardy. (2003). SoilFacts: Soil Acidity and Liming for Agricultural Soils (AG-439-50).
Osmond, D.L., C.R. Crozier, and D.H. Hardy. (1997). SoilFacts: Careful Soil Sampling, the Key to Reliable Soil Test Information (AG-439-30).
Hoyt, G.D., M.G. Wagger, and C.R. Crozier. (2004). SoilFacts: Winter Annual Cover Crops (AG-439-58).
Weisz, R.(ed.) (2011). Small Grain Production Guide (AG-580).
Zublena, J.P., J.V. Baird, and J.P. Lilly. (1997). SoilFacts: Nutrient Content of Fertilizer and Organic Materials (AG-439-18).
Zublena, J.P. (1991). SoilFacts: Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina (AG-439-16).
Additional factsheets, including those describing specific manures (such as swine, poultry, and dairy) are available through the Department of Soil Science website.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension publications can be obtained through local county Extension centers and online.
Publication date: Feb. 10, 2014
Last updated: Aug. 9, 2017
Other Publications in North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Organic Crop Production Systems
- Chapter 3: Crop Production Management - Corn
- Chapter 4: Crop Production Management - Organic Wheat and Small Grains
- Chapter 5: Crop Production Management - Organic Soybeans
- Chapter 6: Soil Management
- Chapter 7: Weed Management
- Chapter 8: Rolled Cover Crop Mulches for Organic Corn and Soybean Production
- Organic Certification for Field Crops: A Guide
- Chapter 10: Marketing Organic Grain Crops and Budgets
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