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

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

Answer from NGA
March 19, 2000
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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