Sweet Corn
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Corn Growth

Anonymous added on July 29, 2013 | Answered

Why do the center stalks of corn grow better than the ones on the outer edge? My corn grows very slowly and does not produce around the edge of the crop when the center stalks grow great.

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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on July 30, 2013

sorry, I didn't proofread well enough. "...removal of the suckers does not have much effect..."

Suckers are formed at the bottom of the stalk from the first through the 5th leaf.

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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on July 30, 2013

Corn plants should be suckered to ensure a healthy single stalk, or at least that's what I was taught. Studies have shown that removal of the suckers or tillers (depending on your area) has much effect one way or another on the performance of a stalk of corn. I hope this answers your question.

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