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Organic Corn and Sorghum get Boost from Cover Crops

This post is for all of you who’ve laughed when I inquired at farmers’ markets for organic corn.  It’s for all of you who told me “nobody” grows corn organically, at least not in East Tennessee.  Take a look at this cornfield. Rye Grass and Hairy Vetch as Cover Crops for Cornfield You say it […]

Continue Reading By on May 14, 2013 in agriculture, eating better, education, farm, farming, food, organic, research, sustainable, University of Tennessee

University Researchers Growing Organic Wheat in Southeast

Crop Researcher David Butler, PhD in Organic Wheat Trial FieldsUniversity of Tennessee – Organic Crops Unit On an overcast April day, blades of wheat were already filling in enough of the field to crowd out the few weeds trying to grow there.  When I noticed a dandelion and some clover, I asked if someone would […]

Continue Reading By on May 13, 2013 in agriculture, eating better, ecosystem, education, farm, farming, green, organic, research, sustainable, University of Tennessee