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Jeffrey Gardner, Michael P. Hoffmann, and Margaret E. Smith

We thank the New York State Sweet Corn Research Association for their financial support. This research is a contribution to Regional Project NE-124, Genetic Manipulation of Sweet Corn Quality and Stress Resistance. The cost of publishing

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Guodong Liu, D. Marshall Porterfield, Yuncong Li, and Waldemar Klassen

-making process pertaining to corn and vegetable planting. Because a corn seed has a volume six to 10 times larger than that of wheat or rice, corn seed is more likely to suffer from oxygen deficiency than the latter two species as measured (data not shown

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Brent Tisserat and Amy Stuff

of a greenhouse. Materials and Methods Plant materials. Carrot seeds ( Daucus carota L. ‘Chantenay’), Dwarf Corn ( Zea mays L. cv. Gaspé Flint) seeds, and spearmint ( Mentha spicata L. PI # ‘294099’) plantlets as sterile shoot cuttings were used

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Steve M. Spangler, Dennis D. Calvin, Joe Russo, and Jay Schlegel

Sweet corn is a high-value crop important to the agricultural economy of the northeastern and midwestern United States. In 2007, there were about 324,000 acres of sweet corn grown in this region, and the value was about $1186 per acre ( U

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J.R. Heckman

values for vegetable crops such as sweet corn. To be relevant, the nutrient removal values must be based on current cultural practices and production technology. Although production guides often publish values for crop nutrient removal, the original

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Darren E. Robinson, Nader Soltani, Christy Shropshire, and Peter H. Sikkema

Sweet corn ( Zea mays L.) production is important to the economy of Ontario where nearly 113,000 t of sweet corn are produced on nearly 10,000 ha annually [ Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), 2013 ]. In 2012, sweet

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Thomas M. Butzler, Elsa S. Sánchez, Steven M. Bogash, Timothy E. Elkner, William J. Lamont Jr., Robert Pollock, and Lee J. Stivers

As of 2012, Pennsylvania was ranked 10th in the United State for fresh market sweet corn production. Forty-eight percent (1898 farms) of Pennsylvania growers produce sweet corn on 12,715 acres [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2014 ]. Growers

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Tori Lee Jackson, Mark G. Hutton, and David T. Handley

Corn earworm (CEW) is a serious pest of sweet corn that can be difficult to manage, especially for organic growers. An early method of controlling CEW in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s was injection of small amounts of mineral oil into

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David A. Munn

This study compared shredded newspaper, wheat straw (Triticum aestivum L.) mulch, and bare soil as surface treatments under sweet corn [Zea mays L., var. Saccharata (Surt.)], field corn (Z. mays L.), soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], and processing tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). In a replicated study with limited mechanical weed control and no chemical weed control in 1990, and no weed control except for the mulch in 1991, the mulches provided a cooler, moister soil environment and effective suppression of most annual and some perennial weeds. The rank order of yields was the same for all three crops in 1990: newspaper mulch > wheat straw mulch > bare soil cover. In 1991 the rank order for yield was: soybeans/newspaper mulch > wheat straw > bare soil (P < 0.01); field corn/newspaper mulch > bare soil > wheat straw (P > 0.10). The straw and newspaper mulches had similar effects on yield, weed control, soil moisture, and soil temperature. They were significantly different from bare soil in many crop and mulch combinations studied. A brief evaluation of high rates of newspaper mulch showed no apparent growth problems for corn and soybeans and no heavy metal accumulation in the soil. Since shredded newspaper from community recycling programs in available at low cost ($40-50/ton vs. $90-100/ton for straw), this material is an attractive soil-management alternative in horticultural and agronomic production systems.

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Lea Corkidi, Jeff Bohn, and Mike Evans

ppm ( Vijayalakshmi and Rao, 1993 ). The objective of this study was to determine the effects of bifenthrin on the growth and mycorrhizal colonization of corn inoculated with VAM 80® (Tree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano, CA), a mycorrhizal