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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby SONNY » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:36 pm

I get fairly good stands with seed from Farmer seed co.----This year the neighbor gave me a pound of RR seed so I didn't plant my usual kind.
We have been in the worst drought in a long time!--I plowed too deep by most guys standards, and it was really too late to be plowing ,--- BUT, I tilled with the big tiller the next day and chopped it up real fine, then planted the corn with an IH 2 row planter and most of it came up really good.--I will post some pix. of it shortly.--I sprayed it with Round-up a week ago and the corn is now knee high or better.----corn seed is like pea seed,--can't seem to get good germ. on peas either!
HEY!!!! ---is your seed treated or not????----I have gotten stuck with NON-treated, NON-gmo, seed and that wont grow for me at all!--Make sure you get the treated seed--OR treat it yourself!!----A lot of places sell only non-treated seed because of all the crack-pot crazies running things!
The seed also has to be stored properly before you get it.--it then needs treated for damping off (mold) and a host of micro-bugs.
This is just a sample of what I ran into,---Hope some of these suggestions will give you guys some ideas to work with! thanks; sonny
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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby Ohiowoodchuck » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:47 am

What are you treating it with and is your seed round up ready.

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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby SONNY » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:57 pm

Captin (sp?) and the seed I have this year is round-up ready, and treated right before it was packed for delivery.--I have a couple pics. but can't get P-bucket to give me the link to them and this site won't accept tiny-pic images, so I keep trying to get the pics posted!----You will see in the pics that the weeds and grass are smoked!--I sprayed a week ago and we have not had any rain for ages!--the RR still worked and the corn is knee high and very healthy so far!

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This might work!-- As you can see, the stand is not too bad for being planted late and in a major drought! thanks; sonny
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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:18 pm

Ohiowoodchuck wrote:I'm leaning toward bad seed. After three days of trying to germinate in a wet paper towel, there is no indication. I'll give it two weeks though. There ought to be a law against selling junk like this.

Any sign of germination, in the test corn?
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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby Ohiowoodchuck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:52 pm

No sign of germination in the test seed. I'm confused on June 25th I disced everything up and planted again. Now I have corn sprouts everywhere. Explain that. Same seed planter etc.

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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:22 pm

Soil/weather conditions.
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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby Ohiowoodchuck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:33 pm

Soil was warm as I left a thermometer in it for three days covered with a bucket so the sun wouldn't give me a false reading.

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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby SONNY » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Moisture has a lot to do with it, and seed to soil contact is VERY critical.
I planted some late-late-late field corn for chicken corn, ( if it makes any ears) and it's a couple inches tall and WAY too thick!! -- Might have to hoe out some to have room for it to grow! thanks; sonny
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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby Ohiowoodchuck » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:14 pm

Well here is what two weeks of growth looks like. Seems I've keep the birds out of it, not sure if they was a major problem before. I got enough pie pans in there to start a bakery.
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Re: Sweet corn seed

Postby SONNY » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:06 pm

Lookin pretty darn good!!---Now keep it cultivated often and you got corn! LOL!!! thanks; sonny
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