How much fertilizer does sweet corn need?
Sweet corn is one of the most intensively fertilized crops in Mississippi. Soils should be in the very high range for potassium and phosphorus and as much as 220 pounds of nitrogen are added during the season. These high levels necessitate side dressing when the corn plants are ten inches tall and again when they are knee high.
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.