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Corn is sensitive to cold weather, which is why it should be planted in the middle of May. 1.First dig a trench at about 5-6 inches deep. 2.Sprinkle fertilizer at the bottom of the trench and then mix the fertilizer into the soil. 3.Plant the corn seeds about six inches apart in the trench. 4.When the corn begins to grow, fill back in some of the dirt into the trench and around the corn. (This will help the corn have a better and deeper root system.) 5.You harvest corn in 3-4 months after you plant it.
Remember when caring for corn to: Keep soil slightly dry. Water it up to 3 times a week. To water near the canes. No fluoride in the water. Keep Ph in between 6.0 and 6.5. Watch for pests. Add nitrogen monthly. Provide the plant support.
Scientific name is Zea Mays Var. Rugosa. It takes 70-80 days to mature. The main pests of corn are earworms and corn borer. Planting in cool soil may set back the seedlings. Best time to plant is when the soil temperature is between 21-24°C or 70-75°F. Requires fertile, well-drained soil with the pH being about 6.0-6.5. Corn is ready when the ears are completely filled and a kernel shows through the “milky white liquid”. Corn is pollinated by the wind. Corn day is January 28 th.
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1.Make sure the corn has matured at least 90-100 days. 2.Drive combine through the cornfield at the right length to cut the corn. (Combines separate grain from stocks for you.) 3.Then dry your corn immediately. This will make shelling easier. Drying using the sun takes about 2-3 days but, mechanical drying takes about 6-8 hours. 4.Next dry the shelled corn for moisture content. (Drying also makes storage easier.) 5.Then you store the corn in a dry and clean place. Place must have suitable ventilation and protection from sun, rodent, insects and rain.
The equipment you will need for harvesting and growing corn are: Combines Silos or other storage buildings. Maize Sheller Planter Corn Seeds Pesticides Sprayer Tractor Tillage Equipment Irrigation Equipment Fertilizer Spreader Harvester Trailer