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CORN!. By: Kaylee Payne & Holly Young. Planting Corn. Corn is sensitive to cold weather, which is why it should be planted in the middle of May. First dig a trench at about 5-6 inches deep. Sprinkle fertilizer at the bottom of the trench and then mix the fertilizer into the soil.

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CORN!

By: Kaylee Payne & Holly Young

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Planting Corn

Corn is sensitive to cold weather, which is why it should be planted in the middle of May.

  • First dig a trench at about 5-6 inches deep.
  • Sprinkle fertilizer at the bottom of the trench and then mix the fertilizer into the soil.
  • Plant the corn seeds about six inches apart in the trench.
  • 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.)
  • You harvest corn in 3-4 months after you plant it.
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Caring For Corn

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.
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Random Facts!

  • 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 28th.
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VE: Emergence Stage

V1: First Leaf Collar

V3: Third Leaf Collar

V7: Seven Leaf Collar

V10: Ten Leaf Collar

VT: Tasseling

R1: Silking

R6: Physiological Maturity

Growth Stages

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Harvesting

  • Make sure the corn has matured at least 90-100 days.
  • Drive combine through the cornfield at the right length to cut the corn. (Combines separate grain from stocks for you.)
  • 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.
  • Next dry the shelled corn for moisture content. (Drying also makes storage easier.)
  • Then you store the corn in a dry and clean place. Place must have suitable ventilation and protection from sun, rodent, insects and rain.
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Equipment

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

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What do you do with corn?

Farmers use corn to feed the animals in the winter and sell it for money. Also they save some of the corn to plant more corn!

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Where do sell corn?

  • Farmer’s Markets
  • You can also go to this website to sell your corn :

http://www.agriseek.com/buy-sell/e/Crops-Seeds/Field-Crops/Corn/

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Corn Purposes

  • Baby Food
  • Mush
  • Pudding
  • Tamales
  • Dyes
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Explosives
  • Paste
  • Insecticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Organic Acids
  • Antifreeze
  • Soaps
  • Solvents
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Candies
  • Cookies
  • Cosmetics
  • Yogurt
  • Popcorn
  • Corn Shuck Dolls
  • Cereal
  • Mazes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Silage
  • Feed for Animals
  • Corn Ethanol
  • Corn Syrup
  • Paper
  • Adhesive for Wallpaper
  • Corn Starch
  • Cornbread
  • Canned Corn
  • Chewing Gum
  • Chips
  • Cake Mix
  • Corn Starch
  • Granola Bar
  • Instant Coffee
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Trivia!

Of 10,000 items in a typical grocery store, how many would you guess would contain corn in one form or another?

At least 2,500 items use corn in some form during the production or processing.

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  • http://www.leerealty.com/CombiningCornGreen1.jpg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Belt
  • Holly Young
  • Kaylee Payne
  • Haley Parker
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Sources 2

  • http://www.corncorncorn.com/ImportantCorn.htm
  • http://www.ehow.com/how_5635900_care-corn-plants.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_ethanol
  • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_corn_used_for
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