Certified Organic Seed Corn

Grain or Dual Purpose Hybrids

DL928 – 2400 CHU- Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Very good yield potential for its maturity and test weight. Use in cooler climates on good soil. Medium height plant with a good sized ear and kernels that dry down quickly. Near harvest ears hang down with a loose husk. Plant for 26,500 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

BR06B21 – 2450 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Very good seedling vigor, plant health, dry down and yield potential. Excellent standability with excellent stalks and roots. Medium tall hybrid with medium high ear placement with a semi flex ear. Plant for 27,000 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

DL1197 – 2525 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Fast emerging dual purpose hybrid. A tall, leafy plant with an attractive ear with small cob and deep kernels. At harvest ears are tipped down with open husks. Plant for 27,000 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. 

BR14A91 - 2600 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Very good seedling vigor, roots, stalk and fall dry down with high yield potential and the ability to form a quick canopy. Good plant health and stress tolerance. Medium height plant with medium ear height bred for combing rather than silage. Extremely quick dry down at harvest time. Plant for 28,000 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

DL1445 – 2650 CHU- Certified Organic Untreated Seed

A medium tall dual purpose corn with high yield potential and heavy test weight. Pink cob with deep kernels. The ear tips over and has a fairly loose husk at harvest. Standability is good as is dry down. Plant for 27,500 P.P.A. at harvest. LIMITED SEED SUPPLY. 

BR23A71 - 2700 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Quick canopy for early weed suppression. Very good spring vigor, plant health, stress tolerance and dry down. High degree of ear flex. Very fast dry down for combining but rated very high for silage use. Plant for 26,500 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

***NEW*** BR21L90 – 2750 CHU – Silage Specific Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Silage Specific. Not just leafy but also the ears have floury kernels for high digestibility feed. Excellent seedling vigor, plant health dry down and yield potential with high milk/ton. Very good standability and good stress tolerance. Plant for no more than P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. 

BR26A17 – 2800 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Fairly tall hybrid with extremely fast canopy and very, very fast dry down. Medium height high flex ear and is good for hand picking. Very good stress tolerance, seedling vigor and yield potential in soil that has moderate fertility. Stalk and roots are strong compared to hybrids of the same maturity. Good resistance to Goss’s Wilt. Plant for 27,500 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. 

BR27B16 - 2800 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

A tall variety with excellent yield potential. Excellent stress tolerance, seedling vigor, roots and stalk. Very fast canopy. Girthy, mid mounted medium flex, plus ears with high test weight kernels. Plant for 28,500 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY.  

BR33A16 – 2825 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Excellent yield potential for grain or silage especially with higher populations on high fertility soils. Very good spring vigor, standability and fast dry down. Medium tall hybrid with a mid-mounted high flex ear. Plant for 28,000 P.P.A. at harvest or 30,000 P.P.A. at harvest, on real good ground with higher fertility. LIMITED SEED SUPPLY. 

DL3400 – 2825 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

This hybrid has excellent spring emergence with a high yield potential and a quick dry down. Very good standability and test weight. Very showy variety with medium tall dark green plants and a high flex ear. Plant for 27,000 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. 

DL3857 – 2875 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Excellent drought tolerance and yield potential for both grain and silage. A very showy hybrid with good plant health and stay green. Above average standability. Plant for 28,500 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. 

***NEW*** BR38G54 - 2875 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seeds

Very good plant health, standability, dry down and yield potential. Good seedling vigor and stress tolerance. Short plant height with medium ear placement. Flex ear that doesn’t have to planted over 27,000 P.P.A. at harvest. BR38G54 canopies quickly and has a medium stay green factor. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. AVAILABLE IN FLATS OR ROUNDS. 

BR37K90 - 2925 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Above average seedling vigor, standability and dry down. Very good plant health and stress tolerance. High yielding. Cob colour is pink and ear flex is high on a fairly tall plant. Plant for 28,000 P.P.A. at harvest. LIMITED SEED SUPPLY. 

DL5601 – 2925 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

A tall plant with excellent standability and very good yield potential. Also excellent for high moisture or silage. DL5601 has a white cob which makes it a viable contender if the grower has to prove separation for their certifier. Plant for 27,500 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

***NEW*** BR45G28 – 2975 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Very high yielding on most soil types with good resistance to most corn diseases. A medium tall plant with a medium mount semi flex ear. Plant for 28,500 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. AVAILABLE IN FLATS OR ROUNDS. 

BR40R73- 3000 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Medium height plants with broad leaves and excellent yield potential. Mid mount ear placement with medium flex. Very good plant health, stress tolerance, seedling vigor and stalks. Good canopy makes a perfect picture of a C.O.G. hybrid. This hybrid is classified as very good as silage. Plant for 28,000 P.P.A. at harvest. BR40R73 has consistently out yielded BR41R00 in the centre and thumb of Michigan and also in Northern Ohio. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. AVAILABLE IN FLATS AND ROUNDS. 

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BR43T35 - 3025 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Excellent yield potential, fast dry down and likes high yield environments. Very good health, stay green and fast canopy, with good resistance to Goss’s Wilt. Medium height plant with medium height ear attachment. Plant for 28,500 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY . AVAILABLE IN BOTH FLATS AND ROUNDS. 

DL6207 - 3050 CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

A tall big heavy hybrid. Excellent standability and yield potential. Very good emergence in the spring and high test weight. Very girthy ear with a small red cob and deep kernels with a high flex ear. Plant at 27,500 P.P.A. at harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

BR49K70 - 3075 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Excellent yield potential. Very good seedling vigor, stress tolerance, standability and plant health. Tall, big girthy plant with lots of leaves for weed suppression. Very fast canopy. Plant for 28,000 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. AVAILABLE IN BOTH FLATS AND ROUNDS. 

BR51T39 – 3100CHU – Certified Organic Untreated Seed

Very good plant health, seedling vigor and yield potential. Medium tall plant with a fairly high medium flex ear. One of the highest yielding varieties in the 2014 yield trials. Mid flex ear. Plant for 28,500 P.P.A. at harvest. FAIR SEED SUPPLY. 

BR58PM36 – 3275 CHU - Certified Organic Untreated Seed

One of Blue Rivers and our best sellers for 2015. Puramaize 58PM36 is extremely reluctant to accept outside pollen. Several growers had a limited quantity and it looks really good. Excellent plant health, very fast canopy, excellent roots, stalk strength and a high degree of flex ear. 5 out of 5 for yield potential. Plant for 27,000 P.P.A. harvest. GOOD SEED SUPPLY. 

Certified Organic BMR Untreated Sorghum Sudangrass

Type 6 – known as Seahawk in the U.S.A. Plant 30#/acre between June 1st and July 15th. It likes warm soil. Cut 6-10 inches from the ground for faster regrowth. Harvest should be at approximately 4 feet in height. We have sold out of Certified Organic Sorghum Sudangrass every year so kindly order early to avoid disappointment. Apparently there has been an increase in the planting of more acres of sorghum sudangrass in general and Certified Organic in particular. 

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Silage Specific Hybrids-Certified Organic 2014

The following four hybrids are leafy, floury, certified organic, untreated seed. All four feature above average digestibility, leafiness, large starchy ears and less lignin in the stalk. Plant for 28,000 PPA at harvest.

BR21L90 - 2650 CHU - Limited Seed Supply New Icon


BR33L90 - 2900 CHU - Limited Seed Supply


BR43L96 - 3000 CHU - Limited Seed Supply


BR53L96 - 3275 CHU - Limited Seed Supply

 

Organic Farming

What is organic farming?

Half a Corn Organic farming refers to agricultural production systems used to produce food and fiber. Organic farming management relies on developing biological diversity in the field to disrupt habitat for pest organisms, and the purposeful maintenance and replenishment of soil fertility. Organic farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. All kinds of agricultural products are produced organically, including produce, grains, meat, dairy, eggs, fibers such as cotton, flowers, and processed food products. Some of the essential characteristics of organic systems include: design and implementation of an "organic system plan" that describes the practices used in producing crops and livestock products; a detailed record keeping system that tracks all products from the field to point of sale; and maintenance of buffer zones to prevent inadvertent contamination by synthetic farm chemicals from adjacent conventional fields.

What does “certified organic” mean?

Certified organic refers to agricultural products that have been grown and processed according to uniform standards, verified by independent state or private organizations accredited by the USDA. All products sold as "organic" must be certified. Certification includes annual submission of an organic system plan and inspection of farm fields and processing facilities. Inspectors verify that organic practices such as long-term soil management, buffering between organic farms and neighboring conventional farms, and record keeping are being followed. Processing inspections include review of the facility's cleaning and pest control methods, ingredient transportation and storage, and record keeping and audit control. Organic foods are minimally processed to maintain the integrity of food without artificial ingredients or preservatives. Certified organic requires the rejection of synthetic agrochemicals, irradiation and genetically engineered foods or ingredients.

How do organic farmers fertilize crops and control pests, diseases, and weeds?

Corn StalksOrganic farmers build healthy soils by nourishing the living component of the soil, the microbial inhabitants that release, transform, and transfer nutrients. Soil organic matter contributes to good soil structure and water-holding capacity. Organic farmers feed soil biota and build soil structure and water-holding capacity. Organic farmers build soil organic matter with cover crops, compost, and biologically based soil amendments. These produce healthy plants that are better able to resist disease and insect predation. Organic farmers' primary strategy in controlling pests and diseases is prevention through good plant nutrition and management. Organic farmers use cover crops and sophisticated crop rotations to manage the field ecology, effectively disrupting habitat for weeds, insects, and disease organisms. Weeds are controlled through crop rotation, mechanical tillage, and hand-weeding, as well as through cover crops, mulches, flame weeding, and other management methods. Organic farmers rely on a diverse population of soil organisms, beneficial insects, and birds to keep pests in check. When pest populations get out of balance, growers implement a variety of strategies such as the use of insect predators, mating disruption, traps and barriers. Under the National Organic Program Rule, growers are required to use sanitation and cultural practices first before they can resort to applying a material to control a weed, pest or disease problem. Use of these materials in organic production is regulated, strictly monitored, and documented. As a last resort, certain botanical or other non-synthetic pesticides may be applied.

Organic Farming Research Foundation