Cross-pollination Of Feed Corn To Sweet Corn - Knowledgebase Question

New Hope, PA
Question by Brienz
March 19, 2000
Will my sweet corn be affected by the pollen of feed corn field 15 feet away?


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Answer from NGA
March 19, 2000

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Unfortunately, corn should be separated by a much wider distance. A field of corn should be at least 100 feet away (further is better). However, you can also combat the problem by timing your planting so that they have at least a ten day difference in their growth stages.

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