New organic corn variety grows well in northeast

by Jeff Gelski
Share This:

ITHACA, N.Y. — Margaret Smith, a professor of plant breeding at Cornell University, has developed a new variety of organic corn that is designed for Northeast growing conditions. Blue River Hybrids, a national distributor of organic seeds based in Kelley, Iowa, has been granted a license for the hybrid called D2901.

Organic corn seed normally is developed and tested in the Midwest, where the soil and climate is more forgiving than in the Northeast. The parent seeds of D2901 are hybrids themselves. They are resistant to many diseases, have bigger seed ears and shade the ground early, which may help control weeds.

Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Baking Business News do not reflect those of Baking Business News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.