Planting a small family corn plot

Asked April 1, 2017, 12:04 AM EDT

I plant about 8,000ft2 of seeet corn for the family garden. Half will be early corn and half late corn. I cultivate the whole plot with my tractor and plant half with early corn and half with late maturing corn. The ground is perfect and I plant the corn by hand the day I cultivate the ground. The problem I have is as the corn germinates so does the weeds. It's a constant battle all summer and I feel we damage the young corn when we try controlling the weeds by hand. There has to be a better way. Is there a weed killer I can use that will be safe to use on the corn? I heard if roundup ready corn cant buy a few pounds without a license??? Do you have a pamphlet or directions on how to plant a small weed free family plot if corn?

Armstrong County Pennsylvania

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