Open pollenated corn : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

We live in ohio and are planning to put in 6 acres of corn. Have been looking at some open pollenated varietys but have no idea hw much to buy. I saw a number of 16,000 to 18,000 ... is this seeds per acre. Thanks for any help or suggestions.

-- scott (, October 31, 2001


You should ask your seed supplier for the recomended rates for each variety you are thinking about.

-- Thumper (, October 31, 2001.

For most reliable information, go to your county extension agent. They will teach you how and what to buy, hopefully, for your soil and microclimate. If not, ask them to recommend where you may learn this.

-- Irish (, October 31, 2001.

Scott, All the answers are good .. here are a couple more.There is a new magazine published in Holmes County Ohio. The title is "Farming" magazine P.O. Box 85 Mount Hope Ohio. This issue has a great article on O.P. corn. a must read ... also a man named Ned Place in Wappaconnetta (spelling ?) Ohio sells several varieties of O.P.corn.Cornell University also has lots of info on this topic Good Luck ... Ralph

-- Ralph Rice (, November 01, 2001.

Typically, the average bag of seed corn contains 80,000 kernals. So figuring you plant at 18,000 seeds/acre, you'd need two bags to cover your acreage. Ask your seed dealer to be sure though - my experience is only with hybrid seed.

Good luck

-- Thomas L:angan (, November 02, 2001.

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