Check This Sweet Corn...Thanks Richard!

cfldoc(9 Clermont, FL)May 23, 2011

While I had tried spinosad to control the army worms in the past, Richard's advice to reapply after any rain or overhead watering really seems to be the key. So far our corn seems to be almost pest free. By the way, this sandy soil really needs added nitrogen and water to grow corn. Hoping to get a decent crop in a little while. Thanks for the tip Richard!

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stuartwanda(N. Stuart)

Wow, that is some nice looking corn there! Hope it bares lots of corn for you.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 6:51AM
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cfldoc(9 Clermont, FL)

Well, I guess with some effort you CAN grow sweet corn here. Our little patch is in full production right now and the ears are looking pretty nice. Can't say I recommend this particular variety though (Sundance).....not "corny" enough for my tastes. Would like to know what varieties others here like, so any suggestions appreciated. I am encouraged, and we will likely try some other variety a little later this year.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 7:30PM
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gatormomx2(9a)

While looking on the UF site for an answer I learned that Florida is now the largest producer of fresh-market sweet corn in the US- crops valued at $100 million! Guess those UF scientists really know their stuff!

This link has extensive details on growing corn commercially. It lists varieties as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sweet Corn Production in Florida

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 7:40PM
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Minderella(9 Lake County FL)

I tried to grow corn, but got alot of worms in it. What kind of spinosad did you use and where did you get it? I grew Kandy Korn kind.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:17PM
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wallisadi

grew up farming in illinois....."knee high by the fourth of july!" my corn here took a crap and died around may.....:)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:22PM
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cfldoc(9 Clermont, FL)

Irish Trails Feed and Pet Supply Clermont

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:25PM
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Minderella(9 Lake County FL)

Thank you Richard.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 10:11PM
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