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The organic grain grower : small-scale, holistic grain production for the home and market producer /

by Lazor, Jack.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2013Description: xvi, 431 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781603583657 (hardcover); 1603583653 (hardcover); 9781603583664 (ebook); 1603583661 (ebook).Other title: Small scale, holistic grain production for the home and market producer.Subject(s): Grain -- Northeastern States | Grain -- Canada | Organic farming -- Northeastern States | Organic farming -- Canada | Farms, Small -- Northeastern States | Farms, Small -- Canada | Farms, Small | Grain | Organic farming | Canada | Northeastern States
Contents:
A history of grain growing and consumption in the Northeast -- Soil fertility considerations -- Getting started with tillage -- Sourcing and planting seeds -- Early growth and weed control -- The growth cycle and harvest of cereal grains -- From field to storage -- Preparing grain for storage, sale, or end use -- Corn -- Wheat and its relatives -- Barley -- Oats -- The winter cereals: rye, spelt, and triticale -- Soybeans -- Dry beans -- Oilseeds -- The minor grains -- Preparing livestock rations with farm-raised grains -- Where do we go from here?
Summary: The Organic Grain Grower is an invaluable resource for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and drop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention within the local food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole-farm management. The Organic Grain Grower provides information on wide-ranging topics, from nutrient density and building soil fertility to machinery and grinding grains for livestock rations.--COVER.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A history of grain growing and consumption in the Northeast -- Soil fertility considerations -- Getting started with tillage -- Sourcing and planting seeds -- Early growth and weed control -- The growth cycle and harvest of cereal grains -- From field to storage -- Preparing grain for storage, sale, or end use -- Corn -- Wheat and its relatives -- Barley -- Oats -- The winter cereals: rye, spelt, and triticale -- Soybeans -- Dry beans -- Oilseeds -- The minor grains -- Preparing livestock rations with farm-raised grains -- Where do we go from here?

The Organic Grain Grower is an invaluable resource for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and drop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention within the local food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole-farm management. The Organic Grain Grower provides information on wide-ranging topics, from nutrient density and building soil fertility to machinery and grinding grains for livestock rations.--COVER.

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