Vol. 13 No. 2 (2007)
Articles

Sweetcorn production from transplants

Published May 15, 2007
F. Orosz
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Department of Vegetable- and Mushroom 1118 Budapest, Ménesi u. 44
K. Slezák
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Department of Vegetable- and Mushroom 1118 Budapest, Ménesi u. 44
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Orosz, F., & Slezák, K. (2007). Sweetcorn production from transplants. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 13(2), 45-48. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/13/2/718

In our trial we tried to find out how the time of propagation and transplanting influenced the growing season of sweet corn along with some major properties relevant to quality. The following technological variations were compared with the help of the variety Spirit (normal sweet, very early ripening): transplanted plants with floating row cover (with 2 planting dates); transplanted plants with no row cover: direct seeded plants with no row cover. The 21 day transplant growing period reduced the growing period by 16 to 20 days, compared to the technology used in the existing practice of production. Earliness had a negative influence on ear size, nonetheless it is worth while to attempt since the market is not so exacting with new products in the early period. Covering the seedlings in the early season was clearly beneficial, as the floating row cover provided protection for plants against lower night temperatures which are common in this period.

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