The odds are if you come to visit Scott Farms on a given day you won’t find us cutting corners at work. But sometimes we make an exception.
Corn grows tall. Tall enough that it can cause trouble at intersections on roadways. So we and many of our neighbors go around about this time of year and cut a few rows down right above the ear so drivers can see safely around corners. The worst intersection I have to deal with is actually the driveway leaving our barn lot. We have nice, tall corn growing on both sides of the lot, and it’s getting hard to know when to pull out into the road. A good problem to have I guess. I’d rather see a few hacked up corn plants than a couple of wrecked cars though.
As you pull up to the stop sign this corn blocks your view of oncoming traffic, and it’s not particularly tall.
No we’ve cut a few rows in down to the ear. This improves the view drivers have and leaves the ears intact for harvest.
This is the tool of choice. Strike a corn stalk just right and the blade slices right through it!