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In several other states I have seen corn grown in a particular way,I presume for eating,but this past year down here in Texas it was grown very unusually. The corn started to grow in March, I thought that maybe with it being grown that early that there would be 2 crops of corn or maybe multiple ones of other types, then when the corn's ears were full the farmers shut off the water to the corn. This happened at about June and the corn was left to dry out for the next 2-3 months. Is the corn that was grown feed corn?or was it sick?or what? Just wondering.

Josie

Scott S says 2017-02-13 14:17:44 (CST)



I think what you are seeing is field corn grown for feed. They plant it early in Texas to beat the heat of summer. When it is over 100 in the day and over 90 at night corn doesn't do to well. Once the corn is mature there is no need for additional water, so at that point it is allowed to dry down in the field to be harvested.


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K.C. Fox says 2017-02-13 21:15:52 (CST)



save money when you don't have to dry the corn down


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JHItch says 2017-02-19 14:50:40 (CST)



Thanks guys, my family and I were trying to figure out what type it was. Feed corn!!! That makes sense.

Josie


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