Mmm, sweet corn on the cob. What a wonderful summer treat, especially when it’s home grown. The following information provides tips for growing corn of all kinds and how to care for corn so you can get the most of your harvest. Learn what corn needs to grow and how to tackle common corn problems and you will soon enjoy your own corn picked fresh from the garden.
Corn in the home garden is a fun addition, not just for the harvest but also for the tall screen you can get with this cereal plant. Unfortunately, there are a number of diseases that may thward your efforts, including corn seedling blight. Learn more in this article.
One disease that affects both small and large crops is corn head smut, a serious fungal disease of corn. For more information about corn head smut, as well as options for treating corn head smut in the garden, the following article will help.
For many growers, issues with pollination and disease can be a cause for concern. Luckily, many common corn problems can be prevented with some forethought. One such disease, called Stewart’s wilt, can be greatly diminished with a few simple techniques. Learn more here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Corn is considered a vegetable when harvested for eating, but it may also be considered a grain or even a fruit. There are different sweet corn varieties placed into three categories, due to sugar content. Take a look at those types of corn and some sweet corn cultivars in this article.
Sweet corn high plains disease affects not only corn, but wheat and certain types of grasses. Unfortunately, control of sweet corn high plains disease is extremely difficult. Click this article for helpful information about this destructive virus.
There’s nothing like chomping into the juicy kernels of a buttered corn on the cob on a hot summer’s day. Planting and growing sweet corn is relatively easy, but there are things you might observe during the growing season, such as brown leaf spot on corn. Learn more here.
Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV) has been reported in most regions of the United States and in countries around the world. The disease is caused by one of two major viruses: sugarcane mosaic virus and maize dwarf mosaic virus. Learn more about it here.
Northern leaf blight in corn is a bigger problem for large farms than for home gardeners, but if you grow corn in your Midwestern garden, you may see this fungal infection. Use the information in this article to help manage and prevent the fungal infection.
Fungal diseases, such as charcoal rot of sweet corn infect plant tissues, wreaking havoc on infected plants, oftentimes killing the plants. Then the fungus lies dormant in the soil until a new host is planted, and infectious cycle continues. For information on its control, click here.
All gardeners will inevitably have to deal with fungal diseases at one point or another. Fungal diseases like downy mildew of sweet corn, also known as crazy top because of its unique symptoms, is one such issue. Click here to read more about sweet corn crazy top.
Growing your own sweet corn is a real treat in the summer. But, if you can?t get your plants past the seedling stage, you?ll get no harvest. There are some problems that can cause sickly sweet corn seedlings, and this article can help get you past them.
Sweet corn rust occurs in temperate to sub-tropical regions and overwinters in the southern Unites States and Mexico. Summer storms and winds blow the spores of corn rust fungus into the ?Corn Belt.? Learn how to prevent or control the issue in this article.
Downy mildew on sweet corn is a fungal infection that can stunt plants and reduce or destroy the harvest. Knowing how to prevent downy mildew in corn and how to control an infection if you see it in your garden is important. This article can help.
Even with the most vigilant cultural control, Mother Nature doesn?t always play by the rules and may have a hand in fostering seed rot in sweet corn. What causes rotting sweet corn seeds and what can be done to avoid seed rot disease of corn? Find out here.
Common diseases such as tomato blight or sweet corn stalk rot may often discourage gardeners from trying to grow these plants again. We take these diseases as personal failures but, in truth, even experienced gardeners experience problems. Learn about stalk rot in corn here.
What causes sweet corn kernel rot? There are several ear rot fungal diseases and even one that is caused by an insect. This article will discuss the varieties of disease and how to diagnose and treat each one for healthier, juicier corn crops.
Stunted sweet corn often produces multiple small ears with loose, missing kernels. Leaves, especially those near the top, are yellow, gradually turning reddish purple. If your sweet corn shows signs of corn stunt disease, the following information may help.
Nematodes in sweet corn affect the plant?s ability to take up water and nutrients and significantly affect the health of the plant. If you suspect sweet corn nematode pests, here is some information that may help with sweet corn nematode control.
Corn is relatively easy to grow and getting corn to taste sweet generally involves no more than proper watering and fertilization. When sweet corn isn?t sweet, the problem may be the type of corn you planted or the timing of harvest. Click here for more details.
The Three Sisters is a method of companion planting with corn, squash and beans, but there are other plants to grow with corn that are just as compatible. Find out about companion planting with corn and suitable corn plant companions here.
Tan spots on corn leaves might mean that your crop is suffering from southern corn leaf blight. This devastating disease can ruin the season's harvest. Find out if your corn is at risk and what to do about it in this article.
Sweet corn and popcorn are grown for human consumption, but what is dent corn? What are some of the uses for dent corn? Find out about planting dent corn and other pertinent dent corn information in this article.
Corn is one of the most popular crops to grow in the home garden. Not only is it delicious, but it is impressive when all goes well. But what happens if your corn plants have yellowing leaves? And how do you go about treating them? Find out here.
I have noticed some sort of sucker on the corn stalks. After doing a little research, I found that these are referred to as corn plant tillers. What are corn tillers and should you be removing the suckers from corn? Find out in this article.
Tall stands of corn are particularly susceptible to heavy rain, not to mention the almost synonymous winds, leaving one to wonder how to save knocked over corn. Can you restore bent corn plants? Click this article to learn more.
Gardeners with extra space to plant corn are truly the lucky ones, but when that corn crop develops corn smut, it can be devastating. Find out what to do about these unusual silvery growths on your corn in this article.
We are growing corn this year. As with everything we grow, we hope the outcome will be some juicy, sweet corn, but I?ve had some problems in the past and maybe you have to. Have you ever grown corn plants without ears? Get more info about that here.
If you have withering corn plants, the most likely cause is environmental. Corn plant problems such as wilting may be the result of temperature fluxes and irrigation, but some diseases afflict corn plants too. Learn more about this here.
Have you ever grown gorgeous, healthy corn stalks but upon closer inspection view abnormal corn ears with little to no kernels on corn cobs? Why is corn not producing kernels and how can you steer clear of poor kernel production? Read this article to learn more.
Got soil, got a container, got a balcony, rooftop, or a stoop? If the answer to these is yes, you may ask, ?can you grow corn in containers?? Yes, you can grow corn in a container, and this article will help.
Fresh-picked corn tastes much better than grocery store corn when the ears are at the peak of perfection. Read here for corn harvesting info that will help you decide when the time is right for harvesting corn.
In order to keep your crop at its best, preventing cross pollinating in corn is vital. To learn more about the effects of cross pollination in corn and how to reduce this, read the article that follows.
The European corn borer insect is one of the most damaging corn pests known in the United States and Canada, causing over $1 billion dollars of damage to corn crops annually. For information on its control, read here.
You?ve planted your corn and to the best of your ability have provided adequate corn plant care. But why are your corn plant tassels coming out so soon? Find out reasons why corn tassels too soon in this article.
Did you know you can grow popcorn in the garden? Popcorn is not only a fun and tasty crop to grow in the garden, but it will also store for several months after harvesting. Read here to learn more popcorn plant info.
Sweet corn plants are definitely a warm season crop. Planting sweet corn is easy enough, and soon enough throughout the summer you can be eating fresh corn on the cob. This article will help get you started.
For people who live in apartments or simply need an escape from the winter blahs, the idea of growing corn indoors may seem intriguing. But you have to be dedicated. Learn how to grow corn plants indoors here.