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Chapter 17. Sweet Corn Production

Ramdas Kanissery, Craig Frey, Nicholas S. Dufault, Johan Desaeger, and Julien Beuzelin

Botany and Planting

Sweet corn—Zea mays var. rugosa, Poaceae (Gramineae).

Table 1. Planting information for sweet corn.

Cultivars

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

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

The following tables list registered pesticides that should be integrated with other pest management methods. Additional information on integrated management methods can be requested from UF/IFAS Extension horticulture or agriculture agents. A list of local UF/IFAS Extension offices is available at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/.

Table 4. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in sweet corn. Contact: Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center.

Table 5. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of sweet corn. Contact: Julien Beuzelin, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center.

Table 6. Sweet corn fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action. Contact: Nicholas S. Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.

Table 7. Nonfumigant nematicides for sweet corn in Florida. Contact: Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

Table 8. Fumigant nematicides for sweet corn in Florida. Contact: Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

 

Publication #HS737

Date: 8/15/2022

RELATED TOPICS

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About this Publication

This document is HS737, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1995. Revised annually. Most recent revision May 2022. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu 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; Craig Frey, county Extension director and Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Hendry County; Nicholas S. Dufault, associate 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.

Contacts

  • Peter Dittmar
  • Ramdas Kanissery