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Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing in North Carolina

Organic No-till Roller System
Alternative Grain Crops
Alternative Grain Crop: Blue Corn

Blue Corn: Blue corn is another grain with growing demand for food-grade milling. It is a specialty dried corn that is used mainly for making tortillas and chips. This type of corn could bring a very high premium grown organically--even higher than organic field corn. Because it is a food-grade corn, much more care must be taken in producing and harvesting the corn. Yields may not be as high as regular field corn, but the return may be worth it. There are a few potential markets for blue corn in North Carolina. . Buyers may want a certain variety of blue corn grown, so it is a good idea to find a buyer (or market) before planting.

Resources for blue corn production:

Blue Corn Production and Marketing in New Mexico

Alternative Field Crops Manual: Blue Corn (Purdue University)






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