Sweet Corn In California





I have been informed that sweet corn cannot be raised in this part of

the country, an account of worms eating the kernels before the ear has

matured. Is there any method of overcoming this difficulty?



You have been correctly informed concerning the difficulty in growing

sweet corn. Although many experiments have been made, no method of

overcoming this pest has yet been demonstrated. For this reason canning

of corn is not undertaken in this State, and for the same reason most of

the green corn ears sold in our markets have the tops of the ears

amputated. It is sometimes possible to escape the worm by planting

rather late, so that the ears shall develop after the moth, which is

parent of the worm, has deposited its eggs.





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