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Organic No-till Corn
Production: Cover crops and starter fertilizer

Consistent weed control and nitrogen availability are important factors in determining yield in organic no-till corn production, and utilizing cover crop mulches for weed control can reduce organic producers’ dependency on cultivation.

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Organic No-till Corn
Production: Cover crops and starter fertilizer

Consistent weed control and nitrogen availability are important factors in determining yield in organic no-till corn production, and utilizing cover crop mulches for weed control can reduce organic producers’ dependency on cultivation.

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NC Organic No-till
Corn Trials

Factsheet on starter fertlizer trials in organic no-till corn in NC. These trials are from 2013 and 2014.  Check it out: [fsg factsheet='evaluating-starter-fertilizer-sources-in-organic-no-till-corn-production']

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NC Grains for Brewing
and Distilling: FAQ sheets

Because of the growing interest of NC brewers, maltsters, and distillers to use NC-grown grain, we have put together a factsheet covering two aspects of the market:  one for brewers, maltsters, and distillers, and one for farmers.  However, the information in these should answer some of the basic questions for each of the groups.  Please feel free to contact us with more questions. [fsg factsheet='nc-grains-for-brewing-and-distilling-faq']

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New! 2011-2015
organic wheat OVT results

Results from 2011-2015 organic wheat OVT's are now available. Variety name Grain Yield (bu/acre) Test Weight (lbs/bu) Protein (%) Falling Number FeatherstoneVA-258 75.6 57.3 11.3 326 AgriMAXX434 74.8 55.1 10.9 314 NCYadkin 71.8 57.2 11.5 392 Pioneer26R20 71.5 55.6 10.3 356 SS8500 70.1 55.8 11.2 256 Oakes 69.2 55.8 11.0 375 USG3251 68.2 56.4 10.9 326 SS8340 67.7 57.7 11.3 326 SS8404 66.7 57.4 11.3 353 SS8641 66.7 57.7 12.0 352 SS8308 66.4 58.0 11.4 328 AgriMAXX413 66.2 58.4 10.8 356 DynaGroShirley 66.1 58.8 11.2 366 Pioneer26R12 66.1 58.9 11.1 341 AgriMAXX415 65.6 59.1 11.6 334 2013412 65.3 55.5 11.1 384 NC8170-4-3 64.7 55.7 11.2 385 USG3201 64.7 57.8 11.7 324 NCCapeFear 64.4 57.9 11.3 386 USG3120 64.3 57.9 11.0 334 SS520 62.7 58.6 10.9 361 Pioneer25R32 62.0 56.8 11.3 377 SS5205 62.0 56.9 10.7 322 USG3555 61.7 56.1 11.7 346 SS8302 61.6 58.4 11.4 325 USG3592 60.4 56.7 10.7 293 USG3438 58.2 56.6 10.6 347 NCNeuse 58.0 55.7 11.9 366 AppalachianWhite 50.3 54.4 12.2 421 Entries appearing only one year: Variety name Grain Yield (bu/acre) Test Weight (lbs/bu) Protein (%) Falling Number AgriMAXX446 80.1 55.3 SouthernHarvest440 78.8 56.2 Pioneer26R10 77.4 56.6 11.5 344 AgriMAXXExp1450 77.3 57.4 NCPT01-1433 74.1 52.6 10.7 166 Featherstone73 72.4 56.9 SouthernHarvest430 72.3 57.4 ARS09-750 71.8 58.7 10.7 368 ARS09-155 70.9 58.3 11.5 347 DynaGroBaldwin 70.0 57.8 10.8 355 MPV57 69.9 57.1 11.0 343 NC10-23663 69.6 57.5 AgriMAXX427 69.3 55.7 11.0 364 DynaGroV9723 69.1 58.4 10.4 328 Progeny185 68.4 58.3 10.9 332 NC11-22289 67.0 57.0 Arcia 66.8 57.1 11.7 94 NC08-21273 66.3 58.0 11.3 388 GA031257-10LE34 66.0 59.6 11.3 364 NC05-2651 65.7 59.8 11.8 140 NC08-140 65.4 59.6 GA031086-10E26 65.3 56.3 11.1 388 DynaGroV9713 64.9 56.3 12.3 334 NC8932-12 64.1 58.7 11.6 380 AgriMAXX444 63.9 57.7 Jamestown 63.3 59.4 11.3 343 NC04-20814 63.1 57.5 11.1 337 Coker9553 63.0 56.6 12.9 369 ARS10-389 62.8 58.3 11.6 393 Coker9436 62.5 57.7 12.6 372 ARS10-211 62.2 57.6 11.7 398 GA04570-10E46 62.0 52.9 11.9 319 Panola 61.9 56.0 10.6 334 Progeny117 61.8 57.8 10.8 325 GA001138-8E36 61.4 58.7 11.2 323 Progeny166 61.2 56.9 10.5 331 Progeny125 60.6 59.0 10.8 317 GA031238-7E34 59.8 58.5 12.0 351 Merl 59.6 53.2 10.9 353 CarolinaWhite 59.4 57.6 GA001170-7E26 59.3 56.5 11.2 331 NC09-20986 59.2 60.5 SouthernHarvest320 58.6 57.5 Nu-East 58.3 57.3 NC05-19896 57.7 56.6 11.9 346 Pioneer26R31 57.7 57.1 11.1 336 ARS09-367 56.4 57.0 11.9 412 NC05-19684 55.6 56.6 11.9 352 GA021245-9E16 51.6 56.4 12.6 380 ARS07-1214 49.3 57.1 12.2 423 R Square 0.89 0.53 0.96 0.86 CV 14.7 7.8 4.5 10 RootMSE 9.8 4.5 0.5 34.5 DepMean 67.0 57.5 11.1 343 LSD 7.7 3.5 0.6 42

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Cost Share Available for Organic Certification

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is now accepting applications for the organic cost share reimbursement program. This year’s program will reimburse 75%, up to $750, of the costs MORE »

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Organic Wheat OVT Results – 2011-2015

Variety name Grain Yield (bu/acre) Test Weight (lbs/bu) Protein (%) Falling Number FeatherstoneVA-258 75.6 57.3 11.3 326 AgriMAXX434 74.8 55.1 10.9 314 NCYadkin 71.8 57.2 11.5 392 Pioneer26R20 71.5 55.6 10.3 356 SS8500 MORE »

Two new factsheets!

Two new factsheets are available now:  1.  NC Grain for Malting, Brewing, and Distilling: FAQ; 2.  Evaluating Starter Fertilizer in Organic No-till Corn You can find each from the following MORE »

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