How many sweet corn seed should be planted?
Aim for a population of 14,000 for fields without irrigation and 22,000 for irrigated fields. This should be between 10 and 15 pounds of seed per acre. More plants per acre may not increase the number of ears, since crowded stalks sometime will not produce ears.
Field corn is harvested after it has dried sufficiently, which means the husks are brown, not green like the husks of fresh sweet corn. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Just as Good Friday signals the time to get the spring garden in the ground, August's heat is the indication that it's time to plant the fall garden.