Sweet Corn

Sweet corn yield gain over 80 years leaves room for improvement

New research from the University of Illinois shows sweet corn, when planted at high densities, has steadily increased in yield since the 1930s. The historical view underscores the importance of planting modern density-tolerant hybrids at... more »

Quality problems in fruiting vegetables reported in Delaware

We are seeing quality problems in many fruiting vegetables in the Delaware region.  Often this is due to poor pollination. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or fruit with a pinched end,... more »

Sweet corn lessons on breeding for organic systems

Organic agriculture has been growing for decades, yet relatively few varieties have been bred for organic production. And that is a problem. As studies have shown, varieties bred conventionally often do not perform as well... more »

Strategies for sap beetle management in sweet corn shared

Although there are many species of sap beetles only several commonly become pests in agricultural crops. Of these, the dusky sap beetle, Carpophilus lugubris, is the most common sap beetle pest of sweet corn. Eliminating rotting... more »

Growing sweet corn at higher densities doesn’t increase root lodging risk

Sweet corn growers and processors could be bringing in more profits by exploiting natural density tolerance traits in certain hybrids. That’s according to 2019 research from USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Illinois scientists. But... more »

Ray Samulis, former Burlington County, New Jersey, agricultural agent remembered

Raymond J. “Ray” Samulis, 69, of Roebling, New Jersey, died Feb. 24. He served as agriculture and natural resource agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County and retired in late 2017 after 41 years... more »

Five Crowns, Gloriann Farms open new facility in Tracy, California

Five Crowns, a family-owned third-generation grower, packer, shipper and processor of fresh produce, has opened its new facility in Tracy, California, with partner GloriAnn Farms. The new facility will expand the value-added sweet corn program... more »

Pyrethroids’ effectiveness against corn earworm eyed

For the past decade, pyrethroids have seemed to be losing their effectiveness for controlling corn earworm in sweet corn. They work well in some years and not in others. New research from Ohio State University... more »

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