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Growing Corn on our Michigan Homestead

Scott Hucker

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Growing Corn on our Michigan Homestead

Our focus is on historical open pollinated varieties that were selected for the northern edge of the corn belt.  Here is major corn growing regions of the US per the USDA: Corn does grow in Michigan, but we're not famous for it.  To grow multiple varieties on our small farm, we will use length of maturity to manage multiple varieties as well as different fields on our farm.  Unfortunately, some with similar maturities will have to take turns from year to year. Days until maturity are certainly just a guideline.  The real driver of plant (and insect life) is Growing Degree...