Oneida White Corn

The Oneida are a part of the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations. Before colonization, Haudenosaunee were known to be great farmers and the women tended to vast cornfields during the 17th and 18th centuries. They even provided corn to Washington’s army during the Revolution.

Growing traditional white corn is important to cultural and food sovereignty. Oneida white corn is a traditional, open-pollinated flint corn with origins in the Northeastern United States. Unlike commercial white corn and modern hybrids, Oneida white corn is derived from seeds that have been saved for generations. White corn is more nutritious than conventional corn and has two-and-a-half times more protein, when compared to field corn.

Resources

Cullen, E. and J. Wedberg (2005) The European corn borer. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/vegento/files/2017/02/European-corn-borer-A1220-2005.pdf

Delahaut, K. (2004) Corn earworm. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3655.pdf

Delahaut, K. (2007) Seed corn maggot. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/vegento/files/2017/03/Seed-corn-maggot-A3820-2007.pdf

Hazzard, R. and P. Westgate. (2004) Organic Insect Management in Sweet Corn. Amherst, MA: Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, UMass Extension Vegetable Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst. https://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/SC/SARE_Organic_Sweetcorn_insectmgt.pdf

Mt. Pleasant, J. (2009) Traditional Iroquois Corn; Its History, Cultivation, and Use. Ithica, NY: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineerince Service (NRAES) Cooperative Extension.

Potter, B. (2018) Wireworms and corn. Lamberton, MN: Southwest Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota Extension. https://extension.umn.edu/corn-pest-management/wireworms-and-corn

Contacts

Oneida Nation
OHE LÁKU AMONG THE CORN STALKS
TSYUNHEHKWA WHITE CORN PROJECT
PO Box 365, Oneida, WI 54155
(800) 236-2214
owc@oneidanation.org
oneida-nsn.gov/resources/wellness/oneida-white-corn/

AgSource Labs
SOIL AND PLANT TISSUE TESTING
Locations in IA, NE, OR, WI
(800) 236-4995
www.agsourcelaboratories.com/

Great Lakes IPM
INSECT MONITORING AND SUPPLIES
7563 N Crystal RD
Vestaburg, MI
(989) 268-5693
glipm@greatlakesipm.com
www.greatlakesipm.com/