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Chapter 17. Sweet Corn Production

Ramdas Kanissery, Eugene J. McAvoy, Craig Frey, Richard N. Raid, Johan Desaeger, and Julien Beuzelin

Botany and Planting

Sweet cornZea mays var. rugosa, Poaceae (Gramineae).

Table 1. Planting information for sweet corn.


Table 2. Description of major sweet corn cultivars currently available.

Table 3. Supersweet (shrunken-2) sweet corn cultivars arranged by kernel color.

Table 4. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in sweetcorn.


Table 5. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of sweet corn. 


Table 6. Sweet corn fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 7. Nonfumigant nematicides for sweet corn in Florida.

Table 8. Fumigant nematicides for sweet corn in Florida.


Publication #HS737

Date: 8/16/2021


About this Publication

This document is HS737. Original publication date June 1995. Revised May 2021. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Ramdas Kanissery, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center; Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV emeritus, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC; Craig Frey, county Extension director and Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Hendry County; Richard N. Raid, professor, Plant Pathology Department; Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC; and Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Everglades REC; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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