CULTURE: Sow outdoors in late spring when soil is warm, usually 2-4 weeks after field corn is planted. Cool weather and excessive moisture will cause poor seed emergence.
SOIL: Corn can be grown in a wide range of soil types. Opt. pH 6.0 to 6.8 FERTILITY: Corn thrives on liberal amounts of Nitrogen. Apply part before planting and again when corn is about 2ft high. For proper ear placement and fill out, corn requires adequate moisture.
GERMINATION: 5-7 days at 70 F/21C. Cool soil will decrease germination.
SPACING: Sow 6-10cm/2-4” (6-8” machine seeding) apart and 1cm/1/2” deep in rows 75cm/30” apart. Thin out to 20cm/8”. For proper pollination plant the same variety in blocks of 4 rows or more.
PESTS: Main pests are ear worms & corn maggots.