Category: Corn 101

What is the Purpose of Corn Silk?

What is the Purpose of Corn Silk? via thefarmerslife.com

That stringy stuff on your sweet corn serves a very important purpose. So important you wouldn’t have sweet corn to eat without corn silk. It’s kind of annoying because most of it comes off when you peel back the husk, but some of it seems to really want to hang on the ear. There are […]

How Do Farmers Harvest Corn?

How do farmers harvest corn? via thefarmerslife.com

On our farm we grow corn for grain. Unlike sweet corn our corn remains in the field until fall when the plant reaches maturity and the grain dries out. ┬áSo what kind of equipment do we have to get it out of the field and into our grain bins or off to market? The Combine […]

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