Corn with no ears

Asked August 9, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

We planted organic corn from Territorial Seed Co. (Golden Bantam I think) and it is now tasseling out but there is NO sign of any ears,. Plants look healthy and were side-dressed early on with triple 10. The soil was augmented with aged horse manure. The same thing happened a few years ago with a Golden Jubilee variety.

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

You did not say how long ago you planted it, but Golden Bantam in our climate tends to take its time forming the ears. Provided the stand is dense enough for pollen sharing, you should see those ears starting soon. You may have actually overdone the nitrogen a bit so the corn is staying in growing up mode rather than seeding out mode, but that will become better ears, just later. If no silks are showing by the end of this month, it is time to start worrying.