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GOOD AGRICULTURE PRACTICES FOR SWEET CORN

Posted by BigHaat India on

                                  Sweet corn 

Maize (Zea mays L) sub species Sweet corn (Zea mays saccharata Sturt) is one of the important cereal grains grown worldwide. Zea mays family crops performs well in well-drained deep fertile soils rich in organic matter pH of 7.5 -8.5. Sweet corn also belongs to the family Poaceae which regular corn belongs.

                                  sweet corn Cobs

Seeds varieties:

Sugar 75, SV6881SN, Suruchi, Misthi, NS 680

              Sweet corn seed varieties

Seed treatment

Fortenza Duo for control of fall army worm and better germination and yields.

                                            Fortenza Duo for sweet corn seed treatment

Seed rate:

3 - 4 kg/acre 

Manures and fertilizers:

Well rotten farm yard manure / compost @ 6-8 t/acre, 120-150 kg Bio organic Manure [Multiplex Annapurna] + 5- 10 kg Humic acids granules [Ecohume Gr] + [Micronutrient Mixtures] 5 - 10 kg per acre Aries multi micronutrient fertilizer with major nutrients NPK with recommended doses :–  100 : 45 : 40 kg/ per acre

                               Soil Application for sweet corn

Major Nutrients

Basal dose

Fertilisers

kg

Urea (46 % N)

50

DAP (18 % N; 46 % P2O5)

100

MOP (60 % K2O)

50

 

7-8 leaf stage

Fertilisers

kg

Urea (46 % N)

50 kg

MOP (60 % K2O)

20

 

10-12 leaf stage

Fertilisers

kg

Urea (46 % N)

50 kg

 

Major Nutrients

Basal dose for Drip irrigated fertigation

Fertilisers

kg

Urea (46 % N)

25

DAP (18 % N; 46 % P2O5)

50

MOP (60 % K2O)

25

Fertigation may also be provided in the drip but basal dose may also be reduced.

Fertigation schedule for Sweet corn

SL NO.

DAYS AFTER SOWING

WATER SOLUBLE FERTILISERS PER ACRE OF PLOT

1

7

12 :61 :00 - 3.0 kg + Jivras 1.5 litre 

2

12

12 :61 :00 - 3.0 kg + Prokissan 250 grams

3

17

13 : 00 : 45 - 4.0 kg

4

22

13 : 00 : 45 - 4.0 kg

5

27

19 :19 :19 -  4.0 kg  + Magnesium Sulphate - 10 kg

6

32

Ammonium Sulphate - 15 kg

7

37

Ammonium Sulphate - 20 kg

8

45

Calcium Nitrate - 5 kg  

9

50

19 :19 :19 -  4.0 kg  + Allbor 250 gm

10

55

13 : 00 : 45 -  4.0 kg

11

60

19 :19 :19 -  4.0 kg  

12

65

13 : 00 : 45 - 4.0 kg

13

70

Calcium Nitrate - 5 kg  

14

75

19 :19 :19 - 6.0 kg

15

80

Ammonium Sulphate 10 kg

 

                Fertigation of micronutrients for Sweet corn

 

Note: The above schedule provided is general recommendations generated assuming the requirement of nutrients by the crop and it is not based on any particular soil analyses, and recommendations may differ based on soil test values.

Plant Protection

Fall army worm and stem borer are major pests

           Fall army worm attack on sweet corn     Stem borer in Sweet corn   

Seed treatment with Fortenza Duo  have effect on fall army worm and stem borer as well.

                                             Fortenza Duo for sweet corn seed treatment

Cutworms/ Fall army worm Spodoptera frugiperda and Maize stem borer [Busseola fusca] major insects

Spraying in the evening

Ampligo 0.4 – 0.5 mL/L OR Delegate 0.9 mL OR Coragen 0.33 mL/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L

      Spray for fall army worm and stem borer control

Poison Baiting to kill Fall army worm or cutworm

The army worm will be dwelling in the soil and will be coming out to feed the baiting technique may be an effective method to kill them. As the bait has attractant jaggery the larvae gets attracted to jaggery, feed on the bait mixture and will be killed avoiding them to feed on the corn. Bait mixture must be evenly broadcasted evenly all over the maize plot.

                                    applying the poison bait

The process of baiting can be a mixture of 3 components,

  1. Poison (Insecticide): 2. Carrier or base (Rice bran), and Attractant (Jaggery) at ratio of 1:10:1. Mix all the items with given ratio to prepare the bait mixture.

The poison may a stomach poison insecticide can be used like Larvin and for biological control the BACILLUS THURENGIENSIS Bt. Delfin may be used.

                                 Poison baiting for fall army worm

Weed Management: Atrazine- 3 g /litre (Pre-emergent herbicide)- Spray - on sowing or next day after sowing. Selective herbicides like Basf Tynzer, Bayer Laudis, PI Elite and weedmar are selective herbicides for corn and Sweet corn.

    weed control in sweet corn

Harvesting:

The sweet corn is harvested when cob-sheath turns slight yellow and with still at milky stage. Usually in between 84-90 days after sowing/planting.

 

K SANJEEVA REDDY,

Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.

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