Potential of Heritage Wheat Varieties for Use on Organic Farms: A Variety Trial and Market Survey

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,990.82
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
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Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: wheat


  • Production Systems: organic agriculture

    Proposal summary:

    "Heritage" or heirloom varieties of wheat will be grown to assess their potential to produce high quality bread flour when produced using organic growing methods in South Central Missouri. A market survey will be conducted to determine demand from bakers for a unique source for local high quality flour.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.