Of all the grain crops, corn Zea mays has the highest yield potential per acre, making it a favorite of farmers around the world. Corn has gotten a bad reputation because the of the environmental damage caused by millions of acres of heavily sprayed corn monocropped in middle America, and the damage to public health caused by out-of-control corn subsidies. In moderation corn is a valuable part of the human diet; and it can be a boon to livestock growers seeking to meet their animals’ energy needs on limited acreage.
Seed corn as soon as the soil is warm (at least 60°). While corn will establish poorly in cool soil, late planting decreases yields. Corn will tolerate pH of 5.6-7.5, requires high fertility, and does not like to have wet feet. Corn competes poorly with weeds and requires frequent cultivation to perform well. Plant following a clover cover crop or after plowing in a stand of alfalfa. A cover crop such as white clover or annual ryegrass may be overseeded following the final cultivation (when corn is 12–16" high) to reduce the risk of erosion and discourage late-germinating weeds.
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