Information About Corn

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.

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How To Grow Baby Corn In The Home Garden

By Amy Grant

Can you grow your own baby corn? Is it just young corn, or something else? Click here to learn all about this weird vegetable.

Can You Grow Corn From The Cob?

By Amy Grant

For a fun experiment, learn how to grow corn from a cob, rather than a packet of seeds.

How To Grow Blue Corn: Best Varieties For Homegrown Blue Corn Tortillas

By Amy Grant

Products such as blue corn tortillas made with Hopi blue corn are increasingly popular. Read on to learn how to grow it.

Corn Husk Uses – What To Do With Corn Husks

By Amy Grant

There are numerous corn husk uses, from crafts to recipes and more. Wondering what you can do with your discarded corn husks? Find out here.

Corn Maze Ideas: Growing A Corn Maze In The Landscape

By Amy Grant

Intro: Remember getting lost in a corn maze as a child? Growing a corn maze is more than just growing corn. Learn about DIY corn mazes here.

What Is Corn Used For: Learn About Unusual Corn Uses

By Teo Spengler

Corn on the cob is as popular for cookouts as is popcorn at the movies. Are there even more ways to use corn though? What about unusual ways not food related? To learn more about the alternative uses of corn click the following article.

Different Kinds Of Corn – Popular Varieties Of Corn Plants To Grow

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Depending upon your zone, there are varieties of corn that ripen at different times of the season, various colors, and even sugar-enhanced types. We'll go over some of the best kinds of corn so you can get cracking on your summer garden planning. Click here for more info.

Physoderma Brown Spot Of Corn – Treating Corn With Brown Spot Disease

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Physoderma brown spot of corn is a fungal disease that may cause your plant’s leaves to develop yellow to brown lesions. It is favored by warm, wet conditions. Be aware of this disease, especially if you live somewhere warmer with more humidity. Learn more here.

Corn Ear Rot Treatment: How To Control Ear Rot In Corn

By Amy Grant

Because there are multiple fungi that cause ear rot in corn, it is important to learn how each type differs, the toxins they produce and under what conditions they develop - and corn ear rot treatment specific to each. The following corn ear rot info delves into these concerns.

Corn Seedlings With Blight: Causes Of Seedling Blight In Corn

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

Head Smut On Corn Crops: How To Stop Corn Head Smut On Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

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.

Stewart’s Wilt Of Corn Plants – Treating Corn With Stewart’s Wilt Disease

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

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.

Sweet Corn Varieties – Top Sweet Corn Cultivars To Grow In Gardens

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.

High Plains Disease In Sweet Corn – Treating Corn With High Plains Virus

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Sweet Corn Brown Spot – Treating Sweet Corn With Leaf Spots

By Shelley Pierce

There’s nothing like chomping into the juicy kernels of buttered corn on the cob on a hot summer’s day. Planting and growing sweet corn are relatively easy, but there are things you might observe during the growing season, such as brown leaf spot on corn. Learn more here.

Mosaic Virus Of Maize Plants: Treating Plants With Dwarf Mosaic Virus

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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 Of Corn – Control Of Northern Corn Leaf Blight

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

Sweet Corn Charcoal Rot Control – How To Manage Corn With Charcoal Rot

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

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 the infectious cycle continues. For information on its control, click here.

Sweet Corn With Downy Mildew – Tips On Treating Sweet Corn Crazy Top

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

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.

Corn Seedlings Are Dying – What To Do With A Sickly Sweet Corn Seedling

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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 Treatment – Learn About Corn Rust Fungus Control

By Amy Grant

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.

Sweet Corn Downy Mildew Control – Managing Downy Mildew On Sweet Corn

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

Seed Rot Disease Of Corn: Reasons For Rotting Sweet Corn Seeds

By Amy Grant

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.

Rotting Corn Stalks: What Causes Sweet Corn Stalks To Rot

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

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.

Sweet Corn Kernel Rot : What Causes Rotting Corn Kernels

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Treating Stunt In Corn – How To Manage Stunted Sweet Corn Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Sweet Corn Nematode Control: How To Manage Nematodes Of Sweet Corn

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Why Is My Sweet Corn Not Sweet: Fixing Corn That Is Not Sweet

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Companion Planting With Corn – Learn About Planting Next To Corn

By Amy Grant

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.

Southern Corn Leaf Blight Treatment – What Are Symptoms Of Southern Leaf Blight

By Jackie Carroll

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.

What Is Dent Corn: Planting Dent Corn In The Garden

By Amy Grant

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.

Yellowing Corn Leaves: Why Corn Plant Leaves Turn Yellow

By Amy Grant

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.

Corn Plant Tillers: Tips On Removing Suckers From Corn

By Amy Grant

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.

Fixing Knocked Over Corn: What To Do When Corn Is Bent Over

By Amy Grant

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.

Common Smut Of Corn: What To Do For Corn Smut Fungus

By Kristi Waterworth

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.

No Ears On Corn Stalks: Why Is My Corn Not Producing Ears

By Amy Grant

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.

Corn Plant Problems: Reasons A Corn Plant Is Wilted

By Amy Grant

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.

Poor Kernel Production: Why Are There No Kernels On Corn

By Amy Grant

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.

Ornamental Corn Uses: Tips For Growing Ornamental Corn

By Amy Grant

Ornamental corn plants can be used in a variety of decorative schemes to celebrate holidays or complement autumn's natural hues. Learn more about growing and caring for ornamental corn here.

Controlling Corn Rootworm – Preventing Corn Rootworm Injury In Gardens

By Kristi Waterworth

If you don't know to watch for corn rootworm injury, a potentially serious problem of corn, then the following article will explain why you should. So read this article for corn rootworm control.

Growing Corn In Pots: Learn How To Grow Corn In A Container

By Amy Grant

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.

Tips For Harvesting Corn: How And When To Pick Corn

By Jackie Carroll

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.

Cross Pollination Of Corn: Preventing Cross Pollinating In Corn

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Corn Root Borer: Tips For Controlling Corn Borers In The Garden

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

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.

Problems With Corn: Information On Early Corn Tasseling

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

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.

Growing Popcorn – Popcorn Growing Conditions And How To Grow Popcorn

By Jackie Carroll

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.

Corn Pollination – How To Hand Pollinate Corn

By Jackie Rhoades

For the home gardener, manual pollination of corn is almost a necessity. Learning how to hand pollinate corn can increase your yield and help prevent those sterile stalks. Learn more in this article.

How To Grow Sweet Corn In The Garden

By Kathee Mierzejewski

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.

How To Grow Corn – How To Grow Your Own Corn

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Corn is one of the most popular vegetables you could grow in your garden. Everyone loves corn on the cob on a hot summer day drizzled with butter. Find tips on growing corn in the garden here.

Tips For Growing Corn Indoors

By Heather Rhoades

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.

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