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Sweet corn question
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Duke Black    Posted 03-05-2003 at 17:09:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
My sweet corn seems to all mature at the same time.I plant diffrent variaties when we first start planting.Plant with a 4 row planter and keep the diffrent corn spread apart by amost eight rows.Planted it accross the road 300 feet away two weeks later,but still matures at the same time.Whats happening?


steve II JD4000    Posted 03-05-2003 at 17:44:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do sweet corn, but what day of month you plant it? late apirl or early may? sometime it's different grow if you plant it in middle of Apirl. sometime cold is still out and lets it grow slow. in middle May it would grow fast and taller than apirl.


Duke    Posted 03-05-2003 at 18:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
May 10th about as early as I can plant.Know what you mean about the cold.I didn't mention in the other post I actually plant three times two week apart.First in early may dependin on the weather.Then wait two weeks plant again.Then I plant a third crop in two weeks after the second planting .Even that third crop matures to fast.I'm puzzled.


steve II JD4000    Posted 03-05-2003 at 18:06:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yeah thats right it happens when the weather gets more warmer and hot and that does too more day light coming out. the corn I plant in apirl has less sun time to start with and bit of cold. it's real different maybe you have to plant the third crop 3 weeks later. I do have 4 row planter with a 71 JD 4000


Duke    Posted 03-05-2003 at 18:10:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jim
Do you side dress your corn?


steve II JD4000    Posted 03-05-2003 at 18:16:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
am't sure what you mean. tell me more what you do.


Duke    Posted 03-05-2003 at 18:32:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some of the big guys with stands up here side dress.When corns up 6 to 8 inches put about 100lbs of nitrogen I think could be 200lbs.I just use whatI have left over from field corn.I put on 300lbs thriple 16 or 19.


steve II JD4000    Posted 03-05-2003 at 18:49:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes I put nitrogen in ground just before planting this way I like it better so it dont burn up the corn. most it's better put in fall time. 100lbs should do.


fredo    Posted 03-05-2003 at 17:15:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
are you checking the maturity days on package and allowing for the time difference


Duke    Posted 03-05-2003 at 17:28:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes some is 65 day 70 day 76 day.Plant 4 row 65 day empty planter.Skip 20feet or 8 rows plant 4 rows 70 day.Same thing with the 76 day.Then plant accross road same corn two weeks later.Tried diffrent corn no luck.Even the corn across the road seem to catch up with the first planted.


Duey (IA)    Posted 03-05-2003 at 17:57:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Duke,
You have to consider "heat units". The less heat units you have when it is planted, the quicker it will catch up. Each variety has to have so many "heat units" to mature. Early in the season when it is cooler, you may have to wait up to four weeks to get a noticable delay at maturity. I usually wait until the first planting is 4"-6" high before planting the next.(same variety)


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