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Chapter 17. Sweet Corn Production1

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Ramdas Kinessary, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, and Julien Beuzelin2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 edition.


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This is Chapter 17 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 edition. The tables and most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv13500.pdf.

Contents

This 16-page chapter covers:

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

Tables

This is Chapter 17 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 edition. The tables and most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv13500.pdf.

Table 17.1. Planting information for sweet corn.

Table 17.2. Description of major sweet corn cultivars currently available.

Table 17.3. Supersweet (shrunken-2) sweet corn cultivars arranged by kernel color.

Table 17.4. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in sweet corn.

Table 17.5. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of sweet corn.

Table 17.6. Sweet corn fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Footnotes

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This document is HS737, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1995. Revised July 2017. This is Chapter 17 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–2018 edition. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Monica Ozores-Hampton, associate professor; Ramdas Kinessary, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL 34142; Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV, UF/IFAS Extension Hendry County, Labelle, FL 33935; Richard N. Raid, professor; and Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, FL 33430; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.


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