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Field Crops


Field of organic soybeans near Fairfield, Iowa. If you grow field crops such as grain, corn, and legumes, you may want to learn how you can successfully adopt sustainable farming methods or organic production strategies for these crops. This series of publications discusses some of the soil and weed management options and tilling and planting methods that can make traditional field crop production more sustainable and economically viable. Consult these resources for specific information on production of familiar commodity crops, as well as introductions to new alternative crops.

Field Crops

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Alternative Agronomic Crops - IP045

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Amaranth Production - CT152

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Disease and Insect Management in Organic Small Grains - IP388

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Farmer Profiles: Two Organic Grain Farm Case Studies - IP387

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Hops: Organic Production - CT115

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No-Till Case Study, Bauer Farm: Cover Crop Cocktails on Former CRP Land - IP442

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No-Till Case Study, Brown’s Ranch: Improving Soil Health Improves the Bottom Line - IP440

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No-Till Case Study, Miller Farm: Restoring Grazing Land with Cover Crops - IP444

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No-Till Case Study, Richter Farm: Cover Crop Cocktails in a Forage-Based System - IP437

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Nutrient Management in Organic Small Grains - IP391

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Organic Alfalfa Production - IP234

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Organic Cotton Production - IP233

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Organic Field Corn Production - CT113

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Organic Rice Production - CT143

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Organic Small Grain Production Overview - IP408

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Organic Tobacco Production - IP322

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Peanuts: Organic Production - IP329

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Potatoes: Organic Production and Marketing - IP337

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Sustainable Cotton Production for the Humid South - IP357

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Weed Management in Organic Small Grains - IP390

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Conservation Tillage - CT105

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Converting Cropland to Perennial Grassland - IP244

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Equipment & Tools for Small-Scale Intensive Crop Production - IP417

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Flame Weeding for Vegetable Crops - CT165

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Grain Processing: Adding Value to Farm Products - IP140

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Guide for Organic Crop Producers - IP225

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Intercropping Principles and Production Practices - IP135

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Marketing Organic Grains - CT154

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Moving Beyond Conventional Cash Cropping - IP201

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No-Till Case Study, Bauer Farm: Cover Crop Cocktails on Former CRP Land - IP442

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No-Till Case Study, Brown’s Ranch: Improving Soil Health Improves the Bottom Line - IP440

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No-Till Case Study, Miller Farm: Restoring Grazing Land with Cover Crops - IP444

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No-Till Case Study, Richter Farm: Cover Crop Cocktails in a Forage-Based System - IP437

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Oilseed Processing for Small-Scale Producers - IP134

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Organic Crop Production Overview - IP170

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Organic Standards for Crop Production: Excerpts of USDA's National Organic Program Regulations - IP332

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Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures - IP024

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Principles of Sustainable Weed Management for Croplands - IP039

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Pursuing Conservation Tillage Systems for Organic Crop Production - IP183

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Seed Production and Variety Development for Organic Systems - IP272

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Small-Scale Intensive Farm Publications CD - IP418

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Transgenic Crops - IP189

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Links to Other Agronomic Topic Information

Conservation Technology Information Center
Promotes and disseminates comprehensive data, research and materials related to conservation agriculture.
Long-Term Agroecological Research, Iowa State University
Midwest Cover Crops Council
Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial
Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial (WICST) Project

 

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