sweet corn with multible stalks

by Jim
(Cochrane, WI)

What should I do when my sweet corm plants grow multible stocks? Do I keep breaking them off or do I leave them alone. Also why do they grow? Is my ground too fertile or what?

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Aug 31, 2010
Extra branches on corn plants

When many branches or unfertilized corn develop it is referred to as Tillering. These tillers on corn plants are multiple stalks from the same root. Some varieties of corn do that naturally. It's not the growing conditions, it's the variety. It doesn't improve the yield to remove these extra stalks on sweet corn, so let them be.

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