Сorn growing tips and tricks
Corn variety/hybrid selection
There are hundreds of corn varieties and hybrids in the state register of plant breeding achievements. Modern selection has reached such a level that the difference in yield between the newest hybrids is minimal, and more depends on the quality of seed preparation, growing technology, and the experience of specialists. However, we would like to single out the following corn hybrids, which perfectly combine quality, yield and price, such as NS 118, NS 223, NS 3033, BEL 2.0. We have reached the agreement with Serbia to import the seeds of these corn hybrids in big bags right after primary cleaning, and a new SGT seed plant (Seed Global Technology) will perform fine cleaning, calibration, treatment with fungicides, insecticides, growth stimulants and packing.
Corn is a warm-season crop, early corn varieties / hybrids are ready for sowing into the soil with the average soil temperature of + 8 C°.
It is important to know that low humidity and high temperature (above 35 degrees) contribute to the formation of empty corncobs on corn stalks. Long-term drought adversely affects already formed adult plants as they quickly sicken and will not give even half of the planned yield. Early corn varieties are harvested 2.5-3 months later the sowing dates.
The peculiarities of corn pollination
Quite often despite the compliance with all the planting and crop tending conditions, the corn yield eventually turns out to be low. The fact is that this crop has male and female flowers. Stigmas appear 2 weeks later than panicles, and part of the pollen has already gone by this time.
As a result, a part of the inflorescences remain unpollinated, and does not produce a yield. To avoid such a phenomenon, the corn should be sown in rows, and at different times. Another way to avoid this is to perform the manual pollination by collecting pollen from panicles in a container, and then artificially putting it on the stigma after a few days.
Defining of Corncobs Maturity
Mature corncobs can be distinguished by absolutely dry stigmas. For complete confidence in milk ripeness, the grain should be tasted.