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BioLogic's Wildlife Sweet Corn is a blend of two heirloom varieties that have over a century of proven reliability. BioLogic’s Wildlife Sweet Corn has a sugar content higher than that of new hybrids and is generally consumed earlier in the fall/winter, especially when planted in areas with surrounding agricultural corn. The higher protein and nutrient content of this sweet corn is a major bonus for your wildlife. These proven open-pollinated varieties of corn are non-GMO and are not glyphosate resistant. One variety used in this blend is a dwarf corn that is ideal for all wildlife because of its low ear height, especially waterfowl. The second variety is a high yielding conventional sweet corn with a taller stalk and superior heat tolerance.
Wildlife Sweet Corn needs 75-95 days of warm growing to reach maturity and maximum yield. Late April to early June for the South, early May- early June for the North. Corn should be planted at 1.5-2 inches soil depth. Planters and no-till drills are ideal for planting if available. Corn can also be broadcast planted into a well prepared seed bed. Corn seed should be covered to the suggested depth by using a drag harrow or by lightly discing in. Ideally the field can also then be cultipacked or rolled for increased seedling survival.
When to Plant: Wildlife Sweet Corn should be planted in the spring to Early summer in all zones. We recommend to plant 100 days before first frost at the latest and with ample amount of rain if planted this late.
Supported Species --Wild Turkey, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Deer
Northern Zone --Spring, Early Summer
Transitional Zone --Spring, Summer
Southern Zone --Spring, Summer
Coverage --15 lbs. per acre.
Planting Depth –1 1/2 inches to 2 inches
Amount of Sunlight --Full sun
Soil pH --5.0 to 8.0 but prefers 6.2 to 7.0
Fertilizer --200 lbs of 46-0-0 per acre.
Nutritional Value --Seed production is very high with this blend. It is also high in vitamin content and higher in sugar content than conventional GMO corn. Aside from the high yield of seeds, Wildlife Sweet Corn makes great cover for all game birds.
Primary Usage --Usage will start after the plants have matured some 75 to 95 days after germination. For waterfowl, much will depend on the availability of water to attract the waterfowl.
Soil Type --Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available