GMO Cross-Contamination – Cross it Out of The Equation
Here is the powerful secret of avoiding cross-pollination and still yielding organic corn crops no matter how close you are to GMO crops
For many organic farmers it is unfortunate to be in the vicinity of GM crops. The risk of the organic crops to be cross-contaminated with the GM crops is very high, and seemingly almost unavoidable. But don’t despair. There’s a solution to this problem. It is actually very simple and easy, and requires almost nothing special from you.
As you read the following article you will learn how to outsmart the GM corn crops, the pollination itself and take full control of how your corn crops will grow. It does sound like magic, but the solution is amazingly simple and even intuitive. Read the article and thank us later.
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Enjoying your organic corn harvest about now? Corn is usually a July or August crop. At House in the Woods Farm, we plant our corn early. We harvested our corn in late June and were offering it to CSA customers for Independence Day weekend.
We grow our own organic corn because we want organic corn. I wouldn’t want all my efforts at organic corn tainted by a genetically modified variety. It’s an issue for those of us surrounded by GMO feed corn crops in particular. Cross-pollination with feed corn will take the sweet right out of your sweet corn.
We are beating the likelihood of GMO cross-pollination by being the early corn. It is a simple solution to a complicated problem. Be the early corn! …………
………..We start the seedlings in trays about the second week of April and plant them out in early May. Our seedlings have a jump start ahead of weeds since they are transplanted a few inches tall. ………….
We love the hybrid variety we tested this year! It is called Luscious. For organic production, we need protection from the worms that can sneak into corn. Luscious features a closed husk that keeps bugs out. I wonder if our early season was too early for the worm too. Luscious is particularly cold tolerant, which is ideal for early planting soil conditions. ………….
Read the full article in Mother Earth News.
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