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High Yield Open Pollinated Corn?

post #1 of 10
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I was doing some research and trying to find an open pollinated variety of corn to grow for the livestock. I want a type that produces well. Were in zone 7/8-ish in Tennessee and have excellent soil/sun.

Any ideas?


Found some information to browse through.

http://www.organicriskmanagement.umn.edu/corn_prod9.html


Edited by CluckyJay - 12/7/11 at 9:27am

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post #2 of 10

You could try contacting Seed Savers Exchange to see if they have any recommendations.  http://www.seedsavers.org/

I've
had good luck with FEDCO's seeds. Their grain seed is in their Organic Grower's Supply.  http://www.fedcoseeds.com/ogs.htm

Johnny's
Selected Seed carries other forage crop seeds - millet, mangels, and forage turnips, in case you're interested. FEDCO has those also I believe.   http://www.johnnyseeds.com/

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Thanks! I'll try and get in touch with them. thumbsup

I am going to order the mangels from Johnny's for next year. I think they'll be a good addition for the goats and chickens.

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post #4 of 10

There's also Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. They have varieties that do well further south. They have some flint/dent corn types as well as two types of gourdseed.

http://www.southernexposure.com/

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Thanks! With these links maybe I can actually get some going next year. thumbsup

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post #6 of 10

baker creek heirloom seed  http://rareseeds.comcelebrate

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post #7 of 10

You can try Lancaster Sure Crop Field Corn, its not cheep but a good open pollinated field corn.
25 Pounds $73.95 ea at R H Shumway http://www.rhshumway.com/dp.asp?pID=09912&c=234&p=Lancaster+Sure+Crop+Field+Corn


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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #8 of 10
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That sounds good. Since I don't have many animals, I can afford to spend a bit extra for less seed. Just as long as I get a goodly amount of food from it. Thank you! smile

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post #9 of 10

If it is for the chickens, I suggest field corn or dent corn instead of sweet corn.  It will store better.

Perhaps try Bloody Butcher or Trucker's Favorite.

There have been a couple of really good companies already recommended.

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Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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Thank you!

I am looking into that Bloody Butcher. I got my Baker's Creek catalog yesterday. I did a little jump for joy. Everyone of their awesome catalogs is like a subscription to a gardening magazine, LOL.

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