Sweet Corn

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.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
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.

Was this answer useful?

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.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Sweet Corn
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More