Carolina Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference 2012: Selected Live Broadcasts

Organic Agriculture August 19, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

eOrganic brings you selected live broadcasts of presentations from the Carolina Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference which took place on January 12-13, 2012.

Updates from the NCSU Organic Cropping Systems Program and Growing Canola

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, North Carolina State University, provides project updates and discusses growing canola in North Carolina.

Increasing Soil Fertility and Health Through Cover Crops

Dr. Julie Grossman, North Carolina State University, covers soil biology and green manures, data on spring termination of cover crops, and nitrogen contribution of cover crops.

Organic Weed Management in Organic Grain Cropping Systems

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, North Carolina State University, discusses blind and between-row cultivation, seeding rate, fallow periods, crop rotation, variety selection, rolling, and more. He stresses the importance of large amounts of cover crop biomass for weed control.

Soil Fertility Management in Organic Grain Cropping Systems

Dr. John Spargo, University of Massachusetts, discusses organic approved forms of N, P, and K, and how they are best utilized in organic cropping systems.

Soil Fertility Management for Organic Wheat Production

Dr. John Spargo, University of Massachusetts, provides nitrogen recommendations for wheat grown in North Carolina and reviews research on fertility trials.

Wheat Mycotoxins in Organic Grain Systems

Dr. Christina Cowger, USDA-ARS and NCSU, reviews the life cycle and management of the pathogens that contribute to wheat mycotoxins.

Wheat Varietal Selection for Organic Farms in North Carolina

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, North Carolina State University introduces the different types of wheat for production in North Carolina and the results of some variety trials.

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